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

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canonicals skype repository disturbes updates (apt-get)

Following situation: I tried to install skype wie the USC, but uninstalled it again since it was an old version and did not work correctly. So I installed Skype from skypes website. But it seems like ...
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Skype 12.04 doesn't open anymore

Skype doesn't work anymore. It used to work fine. Then the Webcam stopped working I tried to fix this and ever since it just wont open at all. My computer is a Dell 1525 Intel Core 2 Duo with a built ...
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Cant open skype again after closing it :<

i have skype installed but if i close the "main menu" it is still running in the background but i cant open it again. How can i open the window again? :S
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Problem with skype and usb headset

I have a problem trying to use my Senheisser USB headset with Skype, if I set my default output in my Sound Preferences to use my USB headset I hear everything in my PC through them including Skype ...
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What's the issue with one specific valid account in accessing skype?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm using Skype 4.3 for Linux. Whenever I log into skype with one valid specific account credentials the Skype window disappears after I log-in. To verify the issue, I ...
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Change skype tray icon

Skype version 4.2 comes with a low res 48x48 statusbar/tray icon. How can I change the icon to a higher resolution icon?
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Ubuntu 13.04 “could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'!”

Just recently upgraded to 13.04 and am having trouble running TF2 via Steam. Whenever I start Steam I get a dialog saying: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause ...
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How to open skype in one window 12.04?

How can i open skype like windows for example when we open skype on ubuntu it has multiple windows For contacts For current call For chat is it possible to open skype like we open skype on xp / 7 ...
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Can Ubuntu/Linux machines be infected by the Shylock trojan?

I've heard of this trojan that can now spread through Skype. I use Skype regularly and also access my online banking account occasionally on my machine. Should I be worried? I also run ClamAV and a ...
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How can I get line-in microphone working with Skype?

I've got a clean Lubuntu 11.10 install. In the days that I've used Microsoft Windows, I've used an external microphone for calling with Skype. The microphone was plug-and-play, and no drivers were ...
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Sound application indicator for Esound is missing after I uninstalled PulseAudio?

I removed PulseAudio as it seemed to be in conflict with Skype and VLC but now the volume indicator applet is gone and the action keys won't turn up nor down the volume. Is there a solution? or Is ...
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FOSS Conference calling software

I have so far been using Skype to do conference calls on Ubuntu Maverick. I want to stop using Skype because the client looks pretty bad (or has a number of minor bugs) in the default Ubuntu theme ...
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Installation of Skype 4.3. xx.yy. to Ubuntu 14.10. 64 bit

Thank you for many replies and great interest to this topic, but I would like to repeat my original question: Can I use without problems Synaptic for this installation. Reason: I would like NOT to ...
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Skype Video not working 13.04 & 13.10?

I am trying to fix the issue with the video calls. I can check the video from the option menu, it works fine. But it does not work while calling someone. It shows video disabled. How can i fix this ...
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LD_PRELOAD fails with Skype [closed]

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 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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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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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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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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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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Where's the settings/preferences in Cheese photo booth?

My built in camera doesn't work well, it's damage and have crappy and blurry result, so I use a Logitech webcam. Since I can switch the cams in Skype, I think the same option should be there for ...
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Cannot install skype after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Skype was removed from my installed packages. When trying to install I get this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin I've ...
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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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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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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 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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delete skype history from windows account does not delete history from ubuntu account

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 version.. I would like to know where does the Skype chats are saved? I tried to delete chat history from Skype using How to clear Skype chat history? and could not succeed. ...
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Skype: show previously hidden chat; show text in recent chats

In the chat window (Skype > Recent Chats) I have the list of contacts and groups that I've been in touch with recently. I have right-clicked on one of the chat groups which wasn't saved to my ...
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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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Integrated webcam isnt working at all ubuntu 14.04 x64

i've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 and cheese isn't working also skype they're recognizing the camera but it shows an error on playing from it i tried solutions here , here and here and ...