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

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Why does Update Manager install the i386 version of Skype on an AMD64 system?

Update manager just updated the skype-bin package. I was surprised to see that it is an i386 version and not the 64 bit version given that Skype is now multiarch. Can someone explain why? Does an ...
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Microphone doesn't work with Skype on an HP Pavilion dv5

I have a hp pavilion dv5 with ubuntu 11.10 but when i use skype the microphone not working and i in italy don't see a guide for resolv this problem please help me and sorry for my English. Try to ...
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How do I repair a broken Skype group chat (window)?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and Skype 2.2.0.35. Everything was working just fine and then suddenly one of the group chat windows, to a group chat I always use, goes missing. I of course go to reopen it by ...
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How do I change the channels in pavelcontrol?

I had this problem in 10.04 and it was solved. pavucontrol was the solution the last time, I muted one channel and the microphone worked then. But now in Ubuntu 11.04 I have to change both channels ...
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Hows to set Skype shortcut for opening existing instance?

I'm using Linux for about two years now, but due to my Windows legacy I like keeping shortcuts on my desktop instead of dockies, panel shortcuts, etc. If Skype is already running, pressing the ...
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Installed Google Earth now can't open Skype

I installed Google Earth as per this walkthrough and now I can't open or use Skype. I had to use a sudo prefix on some of the steps to edit files and do things without "permission denied" errors. I ...
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UVC Certified: FaceVsion’s TouchCam N1

Does anyone know if FaceVsion’s TouchCam N1 is UVC certified, or if it works with Ubuntu 10.10? If so does it work with cheese, and or skype? Thanks!
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QuickCam E 3500 working from Cheese, but not Skype

I have a Logitech which I remember to be working fine from skype some releases, ago, since Lucid it is not functional from skype. The /dev/video0 from the webcam shows up on the skype device list but ...
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Redirect Skype sound output over the network

I want to redirect the audio coming from Skype (and only Skype, not other programs running at the same time) over the network. Is there any way to do that?
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sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list’ not woking

I'm trying to skype on ubuntu 14.04, but when I type: sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list’ It says ...
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Skype logout (pc logout) when activating the user interface

I have a problem with my skype (version 4.2.0.11) , when I open it I instantly logout from computer. I tried to remove (also remove it by using --purge) and reinstall from terminal however same ...
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How to take screenshot of the current video frame in Skype?

I want to take a screenshot of only the video part that I am looking at and not the whole screen. It is possible in the Windows version of Skype, where we can just click the "Take a picture" button ...
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Skype doesn't launch

When I installed Skype that week, skype worked great only that you couldn't launch it twice during a session, if I closed skype, to re-open I had to restart my computer, after a few days Skype blacked ...
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Skype message causes loud noise

Skype is causing a loud buzzing noise whenever I send a message that continues even after I close out of it. After a short time period the noise will change to a different sound but I'm not sure what ...
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Lenovo S10-2 easy camera not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the Gnome3 desktop environment. My webcam was working fine during the Ubuntu installation when it asked me to be snapped by my webcam or choose a picture instead. ...
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Is it possible to change the Skype indicator icon?

I've searched high and low on my system for the image that is displayed in the Skype indicator but is nowhere to be found, even the Skype deb file doesn't have anything like it and no other Icon set ...
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Skype 4.1 keeps crashing on Ubuntu 12.10!

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 recently and also downloaded Skype 4.1 (Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch). I installed it but every time I have a conversation, or a call, it crashes. Does anybody know why this ...
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Is there a Way to install skype 4.1 on ubuntu 11.04 64bit? [closed]

I been trying to install skype 4.1 on my ubuntu 11.04 but I have failed, when installing the 32bit package "skype-ubuntu-lucid_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb" with this command "sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ...
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Internal mic not working with Skype 4.0.0.8 in12.04

I installed Skype 4.0.0.8 in my Lubuntu 12.04. The internal mic is not working, while the external mic is. At the same time, other recording software (like gnome sound recorder, audacity or guvcview) ...
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How to fix inverted video on skype?

I just installed 12.10 on my Lenovo y510 laptop. The webcam worked fine while setting up Ubuntu, it also works fine with Google Chat and Cheese. But with Skype 4, the video is inverted 180 degrees. I ...
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How do I instal Skype on iMac G5 Ubuntu 12.04.1?

So I have this imac G5 model 8.7 running powerpc64. I can't install any of the .debs they have on skype.com because they're the wrong architecture and I also tried adding the partner repo for the ...
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New version of Skype does not work as expected, how to install the older version?

New version of Skype 4.0.0.8 does not work as expected, how to install the older version? Please help me, new version of skype really has many bugs in it, I want to use older version which is much ...
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Microphone not working in Skype unless I switch off autospawn in Pulseaudio

I have a clean install of Precise with Gnome fall-back desktop on an Acer Aspire lappie. The mic won't work on Skype unless I switch off 'autospawn' in pulseaudio. That solution kills all audio ...
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Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin

I'm trying to connect to Skype throught Empathy 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 i386 (last update installed) I installed the pidgin-skype plugin, but there is no bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus protocol in list. It ...
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At last time skype isnt started?

Very much pleasant to me your production. But recently it is not started Skype and after reinstallation Ubuntu has changed nothing. I ask to help or prompt the decision Sorry if the text is written ...
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How to use a network video stream (from an ip webcam) as a webcam

I have a network video stream (mjpeg) from an android phone that acts as an ip webcam and I would like to use it as an actual webcam on my pc (for google talk, skype etc.)
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Why is the screen shared with me over skype is so small?

My colleague and me are often using skype to work together, but there is a problem that bothers me very much. When he is sharing his whole screen, I only receive it in a window that takes about a ...
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Skype incoming call problem

When I receive a video call from my contact and press the button to except there call, the skype dies. It end by itself. But when I call to my contact, it works fine. Also after 40 to 50 min, the ...
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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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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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how to avoid skype showing chat window when using pidgin?

I may miss the forest for the trees, but I don't know how I can force the skype-pidgin-construct to only show pigding-chatwindows when a new message comes in. There is always the pidgin AND the skype ...
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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object and skype doesn't start [duplicate]

$ uname -a Linux homebook 3.8.0-17-generic #27-Ubuntu SMP Sun Apr 7 19:39:35 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux sudo find / -name libGL.so.1 /usr/lib32/nvidia-304/libGL.so.1 ...
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What can I do against microphone noise in Ubuntu 12.04 with Soundcard VT1708S?

I've got a little problem: my microphone input makes some noise if I try to talk. On Windows it works perfect, so it can't be damaged. My Mainboard is an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. Following Output: lspci ...
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Hide Skype from panel with apparmor and keep links in chat openable

To hide Skype from unity panel we can add file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.skype with such content: # Last Modified: Tue Jun 12 03:49:49 2012 by izx # REPOSITORY: ...
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Opening skype chat history file

how to open skype chat history file in any editor. I have a file named file256.dbb
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Microsoft LifeCam-VX700 v2.0 Audio is just static [closed]

Running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32-bit on a computer with an Intel core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and a NVIDIA 450GTS Graphics card. I am trying to set up Skype with my webcam. So far everything works almost ...
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Overdriven/distorted sounds with Pulseaudio [closed]

I'm experiencing some odd problems in some applications that use pulseaudio, in particular VLC Media Player and Skype. The sounds reproduced by these two application sound overdriven, distorted, as ...
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Merging chat history from Windows to Linux (.db to .lock)

I want to merge my Skype chat history from a Windows version, which comes in a file called main.db inside my personal folders, with my main.lock file, found in my hidden Skype folders on my home ...
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'ia32-libs is not installed' while installing Skype on Ubuntu [closed]

I downloaded skype from official site, but when installing I get this type of error (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 150271 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking ...
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Skype installs, but test call fails in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Skype installs fine using command: sudo apt-get install skype and I could type text messages with my friends in skype,but I could not make any video calls (my webcam logitech c270 is fine---it ...
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Skype+Gnome 3 Answer directly in systray?

Is there a way (as the pidgin integration plugin) to answer directly to skype conversations via the systray ? Thanks.
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Why does Skype consume 100% CPU?

Skype (4.0.0.4) consumes on my Zenbook with 12.04 everytime I make a call 100% CPU. Does anybody know what to do?
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Flipped image on webcam CNF129

I'm using CNF129 Chicony webcam, which is built in to my ASUS K50IJ notebook, with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Skype shows a flipped image. I've tried every solution on the web but none works. Any new ideas ...
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No webcam recognition in Skype with Fluxbox

I'm using Ubuntu with Fluxbox and I would like to video chat on Skype. However, Skype doesn't recognize my webcam. Ubuntu 12.04 Skype 4.0.0.8 libv4l-0 and libgstreamer0.10 are installed luvcview ...
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Skype video not working in 12.04

Hi I have installed Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 and I am able to check video option in Options / Video devices.I am able to test video.But while making calls it could not display the Video of me.Please help ...
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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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Skype autostart with Empathy in Ubuntu [closed]

I'm using the Empathy and installed the 'pidgin-skype' package to use Skype in Empathy. It's work just perfect, but when I open the Empathy it doesn't start skype automatically. In settings it's ...
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Horribly Bad Static In Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I've searched around the askubuntu site and no seems to be having a similar issue. Everyone's having problems with Skype, etc.. me? I'm just having a problem with REALLY bad microphone static. I ...
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Skype doesn't appear in the indicator zone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) I recently switched over to Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and when I installed Skype and launched it I noticed that it ...