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

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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 'Installing Purchase'

I'm trying to install Skype on my 64bit Ubuntu 12.10 machine through the software center, but after clicking install it just keeps on saying "Installing Purchase" instead of actually downloading ...
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How can i install Skype without ia32-libs?

How can I Install Skype without ia32-libs? The libraries provided by ia32-libs crash my 64-bit "Second Life" game.
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Skype notifications are muted

I can hear skype calls just fine, but notifications seem to be muted. I've gone into my sound settings and whenever a notification appears, a "Skype" appears under "Applications," and it is muted. ...
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how to start 3 apps at the same time

I found an interesting project (skypathy) what this project does is runs skype via empathy (sky-pathy) with the help from a pidgin plugin that also works with empathy pidgin-skype i installed ...
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Skype user interface integration with Unity

I found that the user interface of Skype is not aligned with the Unity theme and lives its own life. Trying to play with the options in Skype, Qt3 and Qt4 didn't lead to any result. How do I make ...
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Skype not launching from menu but works from command line

when I launch skype from the launcher, it flashes then nothing happens. If I run it from command line it works. From command line I get these warnings however: skype:2018): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to ...
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Skype icon on unity multi-display

I have a problem with skype notification icon. It’s similar to this problem, but it’s really bad with multiple display, cause the icon is displayed in wrong place I cannot see the it at all. Is there ...
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How to integrate Skype into the messaging menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Integrate Skype into Messaging Menu I saw in the latest release of PinguyOS that somehow they had skype under the messaging menu. It looked something like this: How ...
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How can I trace a crash in a program that crashes X?

Skype is crashing my entire X server, and the bug I reported (since fixed) is no longer relevant, nor useful. I've found an alternate client, but now someone wants to use rooms (and it's imperative), ...
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How should I see the skype chat history from the file main.db located at ~/.Skype/SKYPEUSERNAME/?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Skype 4.3 on my machine. I've taken a file named main.db from the location on my machine ~/.Skype/SKYPEUSERNAME/ Now I want to see the chat history from that file with ...
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answer incoming calls automatically with Skype for Linux

How can Skype for Linux be set to answer incoming calls automatically?
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Skype cannot find libsqlite3.so.0

Skype fails to run: $ skype skype: error while loading shared libraries: libsqlite3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I tried reinstalling Skype (apt-get remove then ...
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Installing skype on 64-bit breaks on dpkg --add-architecture i386

It is supposed to be easy process: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Skype no sound on Kubuntu 13.10

I just performed a fresh install of Kubuntu 13.10 on my machine. Everything is working great except for Skype. I cannot get any form of audio playback in Skype. In the sound settings panel I get a ...
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How to log in to Skype via command line

I am aware of how to install Skype via command line - by adding the Canonical Partner repo and using apt-get. However, how can I log in via the command line? There are two reasons I want to do this. ...
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Skype messages sent when I was offline not delivered immediately

I'm using Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04. If a contact sends me a message when I'm offline, I don't receive it the moment I'm back online. I only get them like 10-20 hours later (apparently, when this ...
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V4L2 change default setting?

I can successfully change the value of the setting I want with v4l2-ctl --set-ctrl=exposure_auto_priority=1 but I want to know how to make that the default setting, the default is 0, which leaves my ...
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unresolvable (!) dependecy problems installing skype on ubuntu 12.04

I'm having trouble installing skype on a new 12.04 install (64 bit). Below are the results of three different attempts and the outputs. Any help will be greatly appreciated! 1.Download skype .deb ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...
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WebCam image is flipped in Skype [closed]

My WebCam image on Asus N61DA Laptop is flipped in Skype. Is working fine but flipped. Also I can't push buttons in flash player for example to allow using my WebCam and Mic.
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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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How to keep skype-wrapper in messaging menu after closing it?

I am trying to integrate Skype with Ubuntu. I am using skype wrapper (link to OMG ubuntu) to have it in the messaging menu after turning it on as well as this solution on ask ubuntu to remove the icon ...
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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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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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Skype 4.3 screen sharing in group call

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Skype 4.3.37. When I participate in Skype group call and other user share the screen, I am not able to see the screen. If the call is not group call and between 1 to 1, I ...
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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 4.3 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently started using Ubuntu and I think it's better than Windows. The only problem is Skype, whenever I have to do a group video call or group screen sharing I still have to revert to ...