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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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How to adjust webcam image on Skype?

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected ...
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How do you zoom in and out while on a Skype call?

I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Skype 2.2.0.25 and Ubuntu 11.04. I can not figure out how to zoom in and out during a video chat, although it is possible under windows using Logitech's ...
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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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Skype sign in: Server Connect Failed

When I try signing in to skype , I get the message "Sign in Failed - Server Connect Failed". To resolve this issue I tried almost everything, from removing Skype completely to install Skype again and ...
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Unable to install Skype in

Im using 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in hp Compaq laptop, and when im trying to install using Ubuntu Software Center Im getting following error sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done ...
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unable to install skype on Ubuntu 11.04, 64bits

I have spent a lot of time looking for a solution without success. $ sudo apt-get install skype Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait Construction de l'arbre des dépendances Lecture des ...
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Skype doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Dell PC but last time Skype didnt work under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04.1 or update Skype?
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Skype shows “Virtual device” for Microphone, speakers and ringing

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Skype 4.03.0.37. my audio devices are working fine but when I make Skype calls I can't hear the other person neither they can hear me. when I checked Skype audio settings ...
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xubuntu slow after installing skype 4.3

I installed Skype 4.3 using the .deb file from the Skype website and while doing so the computer became slow. The processor makes a sound now, like it is using too many resources. However, the Task ...
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unable to detect the video device in skype 4.3.0.37

Currently, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and tried to install Skype 4.3.0.37. Also, I am able to install and able to hear the voice. But the problem persists for video call as the video device is ...
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Only skype has no title bar in lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 13.10. I am facing a problem with Skype, it has no title bar, so I can't move it. Here you can see the screen shot Click for a full-resolution image.
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begginer questions, about skype 4.3 [on hold]

i just installed the Ubuntu 14.04 and Skype 4.3 . i find the interface very unfriendly so i am asking is there a way to make Skype looks like the currently used in windows or an older version that ...
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Skype opening as 4.0 after I have installed 4.3

I had skype 4.0 installed for ubuntu 12,but go a cannot connect to server error while trying to login. I looked it up and more people updated it to 4.3 by removing the file via terminal. It said it ...
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How can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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I can't hear anyone on skype/mumble

So recently I've noticed that every time I go on mumble, I can't hear anyone's voice. Mumble has a feature where when someone talks, it lowers the volume, which it does for me, except I do not hear ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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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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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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Unable to do group video call and group screen share using Skype 4.3

For those who duplicated my previous question - Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu; am NOT asking how to install Skype for God's sake!! The question was rather - I already have Skype installed, the thing is there ...
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how to record sound via headphone in audacity

i have tried recording sound via headphone but i cant get it done not only that but while using skype my voice is not audible to the person whom i am talking but i can hear his voice i think it is ...
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Unable to launch Skype in Ubuntu 13.10 64bit - Symbol Lookup Error

I installed Skype from the Ubuntu Software Centre. I tried to launch it using the Dash. It didn't work. So, when I try to launch skype from the terminal, it throws the following error: skype: symbol ...
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Skype 4.3 in repositories

Why is not the recent Skype version 4.3 for Linux available in the partner repository? When will it come there? As far as I know, software installation via repositories is preferred over installation ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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“skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol”

Upgraded to 11.10 and Skype is no longer working. I get the following error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: _ZN5QFile3mapExxNS_14MemoryMapFlagsE Tried both downloading from ...
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Skype Issues [Can't Close Fullscreen]

I'm sorry to bug everyone with this and it may have already been answered, but my Skype messed up this morning. It kept making the new notification noise even after I clicked to a chat, so I restarted ...
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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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Skype can't connect problem

i know whats the problem why we cannot connect to skype.your skype needs to be updated into skype 6.20 and this file is in this website is in http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/ it works for me ...
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tried installing skype , error on line 57 in /etc/apt/sources.list. edited file now cant open software center or install skype

I deleted line 57 which was caused the problem but put it back in and the software center opens then closes straight away and i still havent installed skype. any help with the software center and ...
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Skype no video in 13.04

Recently I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, after struggling a lot, I finally managed to install and run Skype, but no matter what I do, there is no video at all. I have tried every solution from this ...
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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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PulseAudio problems (only showing dummy output)

I have always avoided using PulseAudio because of how problematic it is, but since Skype 4.3 has now dropped Alsa support, I am forced to use PulseAudio, but one problem; it just doesn't work. I can't ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Skype problem with autio playback

For what ever strange reason i cant get skype to work.I got it installed but when i go to call someone it says problem with audio playback .My speakers seem to work fine i can watch youtube videos and ...
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PulseAudio configuration: Option to have two output drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu in my computer, old 'n slow, and decided to install skype to talk with my friends and family. Unfortunately, I want to Skype give me options about what audio output should ...
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Remove users from a Skype group

I executed the /kick fistname lastname /kick [firstname lastname] command in the group I created, but they didn't apply. There is no right-click option as there is on the Windows Skype version to ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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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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Webcam isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64(Lenovo G510, intel i5) but cheese is not working, nor skype. The first thing I did was sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` I then tried to ...
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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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How to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...
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Copy skype chat history to text files?

I'd like to convert my Skype chat history to a collection of text files for archival purposes. Ideally, I'd like to have a command (e.g. script or app) so that I could do this on a regular basis. ...
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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 ...
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Why does it take twenty seconds for my microphone to start working in Skype if I pause Clementine?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I've just switched from my aging Logitech headset to a nice comfy GameOne Sennheisser which is not using USB (it plugs in to the pink and green audio sockets). The GameOne ...
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How do I re-activate PulseAudio? (followed guide on skype.com)

I disabled PulseAudio to be able to use my microphone for Skype, and now the volume controls don't work, which I understand, is a common problem. I read that somebody fixed their Skype microphone by ...
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Unable to see Recent Chats in skype 4.3

After upgrading to latest version (4.3.0.37) the skype no longer showing Recent chats. It is showing a small black box as shown in the bellow pic instead of chat list. If I downgrade the version, I ...
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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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Installing Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Here is what I tried: $ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for umpirsky: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...