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How to run an application on a sandbox?

I'm interested in running Skype on a sandbox. I don't want to use a virtual-machine however, since it's overkill just for a program. I don't need Skype's video or voice capabilities to work, chat ...
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How to install Skype 4.3?

Skype 4.3 is just released with considerable improvements. As a regular Skype user I want to use the latest Skype on my Ubuntu 14.04, but there is no updates from Update Manager. Even in Skype website ...
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Skype installation fails, cannot install ia32-libs

When I try to install it from the Software Center, it displays an error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package Running sudo apt-get ...
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How to bridge skype and empathy in ubuntu 14.04

Can some one help me to bridge between empathy and skype? I followed every post from here and google. But it's not working. There is no option for skype in gnome-account. I have installed ...
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How do I install Skype in Ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I want to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.10. How do I do this?
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install skype 4.3 but only 4.2 installs

so ive been trying everything to install 4.3, but whenever i install it, weather through gdebi, or the software center, it says its installing 4.3, but then when i open it only 4.2 is installed. i ...
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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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How do I “install” the “dynamic” distribution of Skype for Ubuntu?

I was having difficulty running Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Somewhere along the way I was directed to the "dynamic" distribution here: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/ Having ...
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No sound on Skype 4.3 lubuntu 14.04

New to Linux just installed Skype 4.3 on Lubuntu 14.4. There is no sound when I call Skype Echo, totally silent. I have sound if I play music or video files. I notice sound driver is Version ...
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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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Can't get skype to run

I can't figure this out, under Ubuntu 14.04.1 I've had absolutly no problems. My Printer was fine and my Skype too. Now after I bought a newer PC with UBUNTU 14.04 on I'm just having hassles. Can ...
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Skype and other apps on XUbuntu 13.10 64bits

Please, read carefully before marking this as duplicate, I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution to this problem, here and googling, also on XUbuntu irc channel, but I can't find a fix jet. ...
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Different cursor in Skype

I have changed my default cursor theme to the DMZ black, but when my mouse hovers over any Skype window, it turns into DMZ white (only while hovering). When I try to take a screenshot of it, the ...
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Set up skype using TOR

I would like to use Skype through the TOR network and I am not finding any help doing this in Ubuntu.
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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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how do i get latest skype on my machine?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. and im trying to installe latest skype version. All the time it gets me 4.2 version and i cant connect to my account. I have read that some time ago 4.2 cannot conect. ...
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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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dark video with Skype

When I use skype the video looks really dark (both to me and the other person). But it doesn't seem to be a problem with the webcam itself, because with Cheese the image looks fine.
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Skype doesn't see my webcam

I've got Logitech C270 (/dev/video0) that is seen by Cheese in Xubuntu 14.04, but Skype doesn't recognize it. What can I do? Should I blame my apparmor profile?
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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How to install Skype with Ubuntu 13.04

jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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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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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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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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Problems after installing Skype 4.3

just installed Skype 4.3 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) running Ubuntu 14.10 following all the instructions from every possible source but when I try to launch it absolutely nothing happens. ...
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dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture [duplicate]

I tried to install skype using this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype But I got troubles at the first step sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 When I wrote this, I got this message $ ...
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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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Skype wrapper installation error

When I try to install skype-wrapper in Ubuntu 13.10 I get the next errors (I have tried install python-skype and skype4py) : sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper Reading package lists... Done ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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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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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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Need Help I Keep Getting Internet Error Connection When Installing Via Software Center [duplicate]

I tried installing this following deb files via software center: skype,gimp and odesk team room application. But I keep on getting Internet Connection Error. But I can open my Internet on my Browser. ...
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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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Skype not staying signed in on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the most recent Skype version from the website and installed all fine. I have restarted/shutdown computer a few times and every time the system reboots I have to sign-in to Skype again. I am ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 won't open in nVidia Optimus Laptops

Actually this is an answer. Im not asking a question. Last day, I tried to install skype 4.2 on my dell N5110 with nvida Optimus, after the installation when I tried to open skype from dash it didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, problem installing package skype: i386

I have some problems with my Ubuntu 14.04. I can get both wireless and wired Internet with it. It is also very slow to start. When I performed any actions like update, upgrade or install, it will show ...
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Skype won't install on Ubuntu 14.10

It simply won't install... I've tried through Terminal, and Software Centre, and nothing is working.
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Skype Video is very dark in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and facing issues with Skype Video calling. The Video is very dark for me and receiver almost it is 95% black. Previously I had windows on my laptop and there the skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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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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How do I update my software and updates?

When I try to update my Software and Updates i get this message, W:Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/i18n/Translation-en Error reading from server. Remote end ...
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skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am following this link for installation of Skype. http://computernetworkingnotes.com/ubuntu-12-04-tips-and-tricks/how-to-install-skype-in-ubuntu.html But i am getting this error ...
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How do I get Skype 4.0 to open multiple chat windows?

Since Skype 4.0 I'm not able to open more than one chat window. If I want to chat with more than one person I have to close person one's chat window and open one with person two. Even if I click on ...
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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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Noob running xubuntu 14.04 and skype audio doesn't work

Pulseaudo recognizes my mike and headphone. I don't have any issues with listening to music or watching movies but skype just doesn't work at all. I downloaded the deb from the official website and ...