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I can't install Skype on Ubuntu 11.10 from the Software Center

I have my new dell inspiron 5520 factory pre installed ubuntu 11.10 i really liked it but I didnt knew any thing about it first it download or intall everything from software center after 3 days i ...
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Remove close button on specific application

I would like to remove the close button only on selected applications. Is it possible? My expected result would be deactivating Skype's tray ugly-icon and removing the close button from his window, ...
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Skype shuts down when the other person tries sharing their screen

I have installed skype on my 11.10 and it keeps shutting down as soon as the other person switches of its video. While I have read that I need to delete the shared.xml file I cant seem to locate the ...
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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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Skype installation, but asked 2 times the password?

I just recently changed from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, because I always wanted to be more safe in the internet, and also to avoid things like virus. Today, to test if I knew some basic ...
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Skype version says it is older than it is

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Problem: When I try to login to Skype, it says ¨cannot connect to server¨ - i understand that Skype no longer connects to server when the Skype version is less than 4.3, so my problem ...
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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Microphone not working

My sound input device stopped working without any update or changes in the system. I've tried several ways to make it work, including reinstalling PulseAudio, checking alsamixer, mute buttons, etc.. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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Midori crashes randomly and often in 14.04

This is getting worse by the day....clicking on a link does not work, but right-clicking 'open in new tab' works! Sometimes after opening the page, the screen dims, and Midori crashes...Seems to ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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Skype 4.3 keeps signing me out in ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Skype 4.3 last month and all have been working fine until yesterday.The problem is that I log in in my account and after some seconds it signs me out unexpectedly.I tried some ...
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Frostwire Installation Problem

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now but am not very proficient with some of the more technical stuff. Recently I have had trouble with Skype and Frostwire, two programmes that used to work ...
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How to install libqt4-webkit?

New version of Skype requires libqt4-webkit, but when i trying to install it i get this error: web@web-X501A1 ~ $ sudo apt-get install libqt4-webkit [sudo] password for web: Reading package lists... ...
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After the Skype update, on Ubuntu 12.04, it crashes directly after log in.

That's exactly it. I've done everything every other forum and Google search suggested. (With the exception of one guy saying to delete the /.Skype folder.) I just couldn't find the folder. I'm at an ...
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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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new skype will not install in lucid due to dependency on libqt4-network 4:4.8.0

today I was not able to log into skype in lucid as the newest version of skype is now required. Running the deb package gives a dependency error that libqt4-network 4:4.8.0 is required. Lucid ...
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Webcam Video Driver

My Somikon webcam doesn't get noticed by Cheese, Skype or VLC. lsusb gives me: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera Cheese just doesn't find it like ...
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Skype 4.2 won't launch on Lenovo y510p Ubuntu 14.04

I try and install skype 4.2 from the Synaptic package center and it says installed but when i try to run it nothing happens. I've tried both the Skype:i386 and the regular Skype with the binary files ...
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why skype installs only older version on ubuntu 12.04?

I installed skype and its working fine except that its an odl version and dont have option for video call at all. Also tried to update but when it opens to install it offers to install older version. ...
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Recent Chats and Bookmarked Chats sub-menu is not visible on Skype AppIndicator

Each time I move my mouse point to Recent Chats and Bookmarked Chats on Skype AppIndicator, it did not appear any sub-menu. I just see a dim patch in there. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Skype 4.3 I ...
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Skype and steam will not run at the same time

Every time I launch steam, it crashes Skype. It claims Unable to sign in due to a disk I/O error, try restarting skype to fix this. I have restarted skype, and that gave me no results. This problem ...
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Unknown Micropohne can hear unknown person (weird)

I tried to capture a video using webcam and VLC. On Menu I select "open capture device". VLC then presents my webcam and 4 audio devices named hw:0,0, hw:0,2, hw:1,0 and hw:10. Because I don't know ...
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Skype webcam won't work

I am a very new Ubuntu 12.04 user and would like to install Skype. It used to be available from Ubuntu Software Centre but it is no longer available from there. So I downloaded it and installed same. ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 failed: segmentation fault on su

I just upgraded my 64 bit AMD desktop xubuntu to 14.04 after easy, successful upgrades of 2 other machines to lubuntu. There were numerous errors during the upgrade and now it seem to be in an almost ...
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Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
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Recording skype

I have SimpleScreenRecorder,but it doesn't record skype(like fraps or other screen recorders like that). Do you know any screen recorder witch record skype(excuse my english)?
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Pulseaudio CPU load after Skype starts during session restoring

I have Kubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04. If Skype starts up with system automaticly, by previous session restoring, the pulseaudio loads one core of CPU. But when I restart the Skype, everything is ...
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Skype and dropbox installation problems and Nvidia problems

hi guys i recently installed the new LTS OF Ubuntu ( 14.04) and i am having problems installing Skype and Dropbox. I am downloading the files from the official website . Also it seems that the this ...
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SKYPE install deleted folders

I removed folders accidently from skype manually, now if im trying to install by sudo apt-get install skype it is actually installing but I dont have an icon to run it any ideas?
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Skype and other apps on XUbuntu 13.10 64bits

Please, read carefully before marking this as duplicate, I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution to this problem, here and googling, also on XUbuntu irc channel, but I can't find a fix jet. ...
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Skype not opening on Kubuntu 12.04

Every time I go to launch Skype it'll make it look like it's loading but then no windows pop up. I think I've installed right because when I search for it the icon will come up. Is there a way to fix ...
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Cannot open programs/ run downloads

So I'm not too familiar with Linux and I began to use Ubuntu to get familiar with it, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and this problem began occurring when my tower fell over last night. I used to be able to ...
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unable to change 64bit architecture to 32 bit architecture while using dpkg command

i am using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit architecture. i want to install skype in order to do this first i need to convert 64 to 32 bit architecture.. so i type the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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Skype doesn't start on Ubuntu 12.04 x64

I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and when I'm trying to run Skype there's following message in terminal: skype: error while loading shared libraries: libgstbase-0.10.so.0: cannot open shared object ...
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Unable to download skype

Each time I try to install Skype from Software Center, an error about archive management or this comes up.
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Skype 4.2 with ubuntu 12.04 64bit not work fine

Hi i'm ubuntu n00b that have some problems. I have installed the last version of skype by apt-get. When i start a videocall, skype crash after two/two and half minutes I don't understand why it crash. ...
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close skype port

I don't trust skype but as most of my friends use it I'm stuck with it. I read on some posts that skype doesn't require an opened listening port in order to function properly. When I do sudo netstat ...
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Skype 4.2.0.11 keeps restarting after quit

Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 keeps on starting up after I shut it off. If I'm not going to touch Skype after reboot it will not bother me, but just one start is enough to begin with never-ending loop of ...
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Certain programs won't open

Ubuntu fails to start the following applications: viz Skype Firefox Thunderbird Chrome When i try opening Mozilla Firefox or Thunderbird it says "Firefox is alresdy running, but not responding . ...
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Best option for recording Minecraft Server play?

I am planning on doing some server minecraft screen recording just for fun, and so I've been looking around at what there is to offer. I know FRAPS won't work on Ubuntu and I'd rather not spend the ...
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Skype port: open or closed?

both Ubuntu 12.04 sudo Netstat,sudo ufw status, and my firewall gfw assure me that my port at skype is open and listened to but the free port scanners on the internet all show it not open what gives? ...
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Can't hear people on skype

Since I installed Ubuntu it has been wonderful and im a noob with it but there is just one issue. I Can't hear over Skype im wondering if there’s a fix Thanks in advance Skype Sound Panel - ...
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ubuntu 12.04 skype messages don't deliver

I've downloaded Skype from the official website, and opened it with Ubuntu-Software-Center, but later I tried to send messages but it doesn't deliver any suggestions!
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Sound problem in Kubuntu 13.10

I have a sound problem on Kubuntu 13.10 which I find rather annoying. The problem comes in two stages. By default, I cannot listen to skype. So, following a suggestion similar to this one, I added ...
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Trouble with Skype new version

I had been using Skype successfully for some time. My old laptop needed to replace and when it came I downloaded Skype and used it once with good effect. I went to use it last night and found the ...
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Using internal speakers for skype calls with headset plugged in

Is there any way I could make sound come through my system's internal speakers instead of headphones, with headphones inserted as I have to speak through them.
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Error:Broken Count>0 help? Can't download anything from software center.. Ubuntu 12.04 lts

It says an error occured,please run package manager from right click menu or aptget in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was 'Error: Broken Count>0' This usually means that your ...
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Can't get Skype to shut up when signing off

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I don't want Skype to play a sound file each time I sign on, off, receive a text message, etc. So I made fitting settings in the options menu, and it works for everything except ...
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Unable to install skype

I am unable to install Skype. Everytime I get this error: bilal@bilal-HP-ProBook-4520s:~$ sudo dpkg -i getskype-* (Reading database ... 143630 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing ...