Questions relating to Microsoft's Skype VOIP application and services.

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in skype microphone is not working

my DELL microphone is not working with skype. i did following echo "options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null and reboot problem not ...
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Webcam upside down when using skype

When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this? I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.
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How can I get Skype Video working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I understand it requires, libv4l1 but I cannot get 32bit version for it, for some reason from apt-get. locate libv4l /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libv4l2_plugin.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l ...
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Why isn't skype video call working?

When I use skype 4.2 for ubuntu 12.04, there is a cross on the video sign making a video conference impossible to do. Ive tried everything, logging out, this code that doesn't work. ...
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Webcam issues… Puzzling

Since upgrading to 13.04, my webcam is no longer functioning in Skype. Audio still works, video does not. Issuing the lsusb command in a terminal shows: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1100 Western ...
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Webcam not found on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

Using cheese/skype on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, my webcam is not found. My last (successfully) use of the webcam with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS dated back to two moths ago. The output of lsusb confirms that the ...
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Recording phone calls

Does anyone know how I can record audio from a VOIP phone call? I've tried to do it before, and all I get is my side of the conversation. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, Skype, and Sound Recorder.
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Skype installation warning about harm to computer

I wanted to install Skype for my Ubuntu studio. But there was a warning that this Type of File could harm my Computer. What should I do?
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Installing Skype on Ubunti 10.04 [closed]

I am a complete novice and want to install Skype on Ubuntu 10.04. Please can someone give me step by step instructions. "Download and install Skype for Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit" just isn't enough. I have ...
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How to get Skype to open on start-up? [duplicate]

I want Skype to open automatically on start-up. So I got the instructions... Start-up Applications > Add. Then I get a window with three fields. In the first I write "Skype". In the second I cut and ...
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Incorrect encoding in Skype input

Recently I find out that text input field in my Skype is encoded in CP1252 instead of UTF8 (which I presume is default for Ubuntu now). As seen there no other part of interface was corrupted and all ...
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Skype Not Working. Ubuntu 13.04

I've been using Skype for Linux for a while now. When I tried to use it today, it would freeze and force quit every time I did anything. I am also getting the error message that Skype is not ...
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How do I install Skype for Windows in Ubuntu using wine

As I had there are no means use my facebook account to login into skype using Ubuntu, I tried to install Skype for Windows on Ubuntu using wine but the installation fails. Can I know why ? And also ...
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Skype sounds and other audio sources can't be played at the same time

If I am in a Skype conversation I can only hear the sound from Skype. But if I already started another audio source, video, music, videogame, it does not matter, I can't hear the sound from Skype. I ...
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Skype won't work [duplicate]

This is what I get when trying to install it: drsloth@drsloth:~$ sudo apt-get install libasound2:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How can i export Skype Chat history to a text file or other readable file in Ubuntu 13.04

I want to be able to export my chat history so I can read it outside of Skype and save it permanently somewhere else. I have seen many suggestion about main.db file in skype directory but unable to ...
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Microphone not working using skype

Ok. Before posting this I tried every solution already offered before (unless I missed something). My internal microphone is not working. I tried silencing front right via pavucontrol, tried to ...
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USB headset not working on skype on Xubuntu

I've experienced some issues using Skype on Xubuntu. When trying to make/ receive calls, I've noticed that there is no audio, and I'm not entirely sure if my mic is working either. The headset is 100% ...
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Skype Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

When I try to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 I get the following error: error cannot install 'libasound2:i386' from ubuntu software center If I try through terminal I get: the following packages ...
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LD_PRELOAD fails with Skype

I'm trying to run Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, and getting a black void instead of my webcam input, when my webcam works with other applications such as Cheese. The traditional solution is to run ...
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Skype 4.2.0 log?

Skype crashes every time for me in 13.04 after recieving any call. It doesn't answer the call either it just crashes. I'm trying to figure out this issue. Does skype 4.2.0 dump it's errors to a log ...
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How to fix Skype problems?

When I'm using Skype the Internet is shutting down every 2nd minute. After 10 Secs reconnecting its working without me doing sth. Why is that like this and what can I do to prevent it?
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Skype crash immediatly after launch

when I'm launch skype, it crashes immediatly. Error: mathieu@mathieu-desktop:~$ skype `menu_proxy_module_load': skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load (skype:10442): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Is it possible to install the Windows version of Skype?

Is there any way to install the Windows version of Skype? Maybe using it with Wine? I just prefer that version of Skype since it's updated and I do use it quite often. The Ubuntu version is a bit ...
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When I point my cursor to skype it will not show me the information

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and multiple Skype accounts at the same time. When I point my cursor to Skype, I want it to show me the information about the logged in account. Is there any way to do that?
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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Microphone needs to be unplugged and plugged back to work. Why?

I'm running 13.04, cleanly installed, reformatted, updated with all the latest packages. When I run skype and make a call, the person cannot hear me until I unplug the microphone (manually from the ...
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How to use Skype with Empathy in 13.04?

I want to add my Skype account to Empathy to chat with all my contacts from there. I tried the following to integrate Skype with Empathy on Ubuntu 13.04, using this tutorial from Ubuntuusers. sudo ...
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How to use skype on ubuntu 13.04

I installed skype 4.2 but now I can not use it at all. I can not install the Skype wrapper or can not get the Skype icon to show in the top right panel. Right now it is unusable if I close the app ...
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Can't find Skype package through software center - apt-get, Canonical partners' box uncheckable

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 lts on my computer.One of the first things I wanted to do was to install skype. However I could not find skype in the software center.And when I tried to install ...
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When using Skype all other audio is muted

As the title says, whenever I use Skype all other audio on my computer is muted. As well as that, if sound is playing from anything else and I try and make a Skype call, it won't let me.
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Can't change Skype mood message

No matter where I edit it, I can not edit my Skype mood message. It always reverts back to what I had back on Windows. Is this a bug? Does it have a fix?
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Asus X52F Camera upside down

Yes, I know that it was asked already but no solution is not work for me and most popular links are not working. Most popular think seems to be a following var but no matter what I've done I'm ...
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How do i fix the weired skype Noises

How to fix the weird Skype noises on raring? (it sounds completly distorted I tried a guide from askubuntu.com so it ruined my pc so i reinstalled ubuntu but how do i fix the weird noises? here it ...
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How to install lib32-libpulse on 64 bit Ubuntu system?

I have a problem with Skype. So I found that the solution to it is to install lib32-libpulse-4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar library. I found that I should install ia32-libs. So I installed it without any ...
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Enable Skype sounds *without* enabling *all* system sound effects

I'd like to enable the ringing and notification sounds in Skype without enabling generic system sounds, i.e. without turning on all system sound effects in PulseAudio volume control. Is there a way ...
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Skype installation dependencies issue

Cannot install skype.. lots of dependencies issues.. Please help.... :( Aptitude shows this solution only.. My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS tau@UBUNTU:~$ sudo aptitude install skype --without-recommends ...
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Skype video feeds not showing

Skype video feeds show up as a green box. The webcam is a Microsoft lifecam but that should'nt matter because the camera works in cheese webcam both and the person i am skyping can see me. I thought ...
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Skype count and progress indicators are not working

In 12.10 the count and progress indicators on the Skype launcher icon were working just fine (skype 4.1 and 4.2). But in 13.04 they are not working. Is there a fix for this?
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Skype won't install in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Skype will not fully install because "Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some ...
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Skype 4.2.0.11 Crashes on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit During Video Call After Receiving IM

Having an issue with Skype crashing while in a video call when anyone sends me an IM. I can have a Skype video call without any problems for any duration just as long as I don't receive any IM's ...
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Skype 4 doesn't function with Ubuntu 13.04

Can someone help me? When I start skype with Ubuntu 13.04 I get the this error: skype ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1018:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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How to upgrade skype 4.0 to skype 4.2 [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. I am currently using skype 4.0 and i want to upgrade my skype to 4.2. Do let me know the way to upgrade my skype
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Is there an alternative to the skype service?

On ubuntu 13.04 Skype segfaults constantly (I've read a couple of threads about fixing the issue and it is kind of works now expect it segfaults every time chat message comes in) so I'm thinking it is ...
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Problem with font in Skype

Has anybody experienced problems like the below in Skype: The font of the time is broken. I have googled all day and found nothing similar to it. All other font in Skype is okay except the time. ...
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Is there an alternative to the skype service? [duplicate]

On ubuntu 13.04 Skype segfaults constantly (I've read a couple of threads about fixing the issue and it is kind of works now expect it segfaults every time chat message comes in) so I'm thinking it is ...
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can not install skype [duplicate]

sudo dpkg - skype-ubuntu*.deb [sudo] password for user: dpkg: error: need an action option Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*]; Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for ...
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I was trying to install skype but an error appeared and the computer reset itself

Now when I try to download any app it says Error:BrokenCount>0... I entered apt-get autoclean as said in a forum (to erase the last download) but still everytime that I open Ubuntu Software Center ...
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Skype does not use default Ambiance theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. Skype uses the Cleanlooks theme instead of the default Ambiance theme. How can I fix it?
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Skype 4.2 freezes, force quits, and cannot re-start. Ubuntu 13.04

I have Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04. Sometimes, Skype randomly freezes. I have to Force Quit it. I try to re-start Skype, its icon on Unity blinks to indicate it's loading. But nothing happens. The ...