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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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No sound in Skype

I have Skype but it has no sound neither takes updates. Could you help me to resolve these issues?
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Bluetooth handsfree device output is crystal clear, but input sends only static

I am running Ubuntu 15.10, and I have an iBuffalo bluetooth (Japanese site) "hands free" headset that I use for Skyping with. It's worked perfectly fine for about the last three or four months I've ...
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Can't execute this file

I can't execute the skype file. I have the permissions I need. What's the meaning of filename* in the ll output?
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Docking windows on the left or right of the screen

I would like to dock my instant messenger and have it always be visible. Note: I am NOT referring to tiling. A docked window prevents any other window from maximizing over it, permanently, just like ...
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How to install Skype from “.tar.gz” in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I need to know how I can install skype-4.3.0.37.tar.bz2 in Ubuntu 14.04.
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sharing screen in a group skype meeting

I am trying to share my screen for a skype group call, but when I add the second one to the call, the share screen stops. I cannot share the screen for more than one people. can you help me with this? ...
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How can I share my desktop using Skype?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Remix on my laptop and I need to be able to share my desktop for a Skype call. Does anyone know how to get this done?
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Skype does not see online internet ( Skype can't connect ) [duplicate]

At the moment, there are two established programs at OC 1 - Chorme, 2 - Skype.Tried to install Skype in different ways, through the terminal, Software Center, deb package, but all to no avail ...
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skype error “Skype can't connect”

Just installed Ubuntu, and then set up two programs: Chrome, and Skype I installed Skype as follows: set library 32-bit: sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 libdbusmenu-qt2:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 ...
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How to set up webcam for skype conversation?

I have bought Goldentec webcam.When I go to Volume Control,Input Devices I see Builtin Digital Stereo(IEC958).Is my webcam not being recognized?How to change this? milenko@milenko-X58-USB3:~$ ls -la ...
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How can I run two Skype accounts on the same Ubuntu?

It is possible if I use Windows. Can I do the same thing in Ubuntu ? In windows all I have to do is : In the Run window, enter the following command (include the quotes) and press OK: "C:\Program ...
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How to access multiple Skype accounts in Ubuntu 12.04

Around 2 days ago, I was able to access multiple Skype accounts. But now I do not know what has happened and I am unable to access multiple Skype accounts in the way I did before. Is there any way to ...
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Skype Video flicker and stays on top - ubuntu 15.10

the video on skype is flickering (unless I turn of my video) and is always on top (even with my video off). I am using the latest skype version and 15.10 anyone has any idea about it? When I go to ...
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“Skype can't connect” on Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

Version skype: 4.3 for linux(last) Version Ubuntu 15.10 Laptop: Lenovo g505. How do I install Skype in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" ...
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Package managers cause kernel freeze?

I'm having this serious problem about package management. Whenever I try to install something (anything) it cause system to permanently freeze. It's worse than it looks, Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working and ...
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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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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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Webcam problem Ubuntu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with my webcam. I have this Intel Realsense 3d Cam. So, there are basically two webcams, one is a normal colored one and the other one is green-coloured. ...
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After 15.10 upgrade, lost the skype external (logitech camera) mic option

I've upgraded to ubuntu 15.10 and I lost the mic in my skype. The mic was working correctly before the upgrade. The mic is working when testing it in the Setting->Sound->input area. It is marked as ...
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Unable to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

These are the errors that I receive while trying to install Skype (from the terminal as well as from the Ubuntu Software Center). While trying to install it fro the Software Center, the error I get ...
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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 run Windows Skype on Ubuntu using Wine?

I'm trying to use Skype on Ubuntu. I tried installing it in Wine. Installing it went fine, but when I try to login, it gives me error code 1814; resource name not found. What can I do to fix this?
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Skype has a delay in opening links

I am in a skype chat group which frequently posts links to pics (usually about 10 pics per hour), but whenever I click on one of them, it takes about 45 seconds to 1 min for them to open in my ...
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Skype installation? Failure!

I have been trying to install Skype for the terminal, I cant get past trying to give it a pass word. It will not even let me type one in. Good thing this computer is set to log-in automatically. ...
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How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) [duplicate]

I installed Skype 4.0 following this guide. However my little Skype icon in the unity status bar (in the top right corner with clock, volume, etc.) is gone. How do I get it back?
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Cannot make Conference Call using Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. With Skype Linux version 4.3.0.37 when I try a conference call, my friends can hear me, but there is no video. They receive a notification saying I need to upgrade Skype. ...
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skype conference call problem

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit version. I have installed Skype 4.3.0.37. I can call anyone. But when I try for conference call, my video device does not work and my friends on the call can see that my ...
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“skype can't connect” error using wine

I've been trying to get group video chat working on skype on ubuntu 15.10. The problem is, it is not supported in skype 4.3 (current linux release). I have been trying to run newer versions of skype ...
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Skype and MS Office on a Ubuntu laptop

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude 3550 with Ubuntu as default OS. I had always planned to install Windows 10. However I found that the Ubuntu OS was supportive of net access using WIFI, had its own ...
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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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1answer
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Group Chat of Skype in pidgin

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype 4.3.0.37 and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is ...
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How to clear Skype chat history?

It seems that in the Window version of Skype, there is an option to clear chat history. It is supposed to be Tools > Options > IM & SMS > Clear history button but effectively nothing ...
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Video does not resize and remains on top: VLC and Skype and other programs

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus UX305. When I open a video I can't resize it, and it flickers blue when I resize it. I show the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL2BAU8Vyk I have ...
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I can't install i386 arch on ubuntu 14.04.3

I've the same problems with Trusty. Can I receive the commands to resolve my problem ? I can't install Skype, wine and all software with 386 libraries.(Always problems of depends). I'm sorry for my ...
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installed applications (skype) not appearing on dash

I've recently started using Ubuntu and installed Skype from the main site. I'm able to open the app using the terminal but there seams to be no other way to open it. It's not appearing in the dash, ...
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Skype on Ubuntu 15.10

When I install Skype 4.3 on my PC, than it doesn't show who is online and I don't see my contact list. I have Ubuntu 15.10 and definitely I have some errors. I have went trough many pages where is ...
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can not install skype on ubuntu 15.10

o@lifebook:~$ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for o: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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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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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many ...
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Skype microphone static?

When I go into my skype options, I can't change the recording program - it just says pulse audio. How can I make it use my mic/fix static? I don't know the cause.
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Out of date Skype in software center

I've enabled the Canonical Partners sources, but my software centre (or apt-cache show skype) both only show skype 4.2.x, rather than the current 4.3.x Sources such as this Ubuntu Handbook Article ...
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I'm a noob at ubuntu and linux need help

every time I try to update anything or install any program onto my computer like skype and simple things, I cannot find them like in the tutorials. I can see they have downloaded but I can not find ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks. Is this problem fixed in 14.10? Could someone ...
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Dell XPS 12 built-in camera not working in skype and cheese

So the integrated camera on my XPS 12 doesn't work with Skype. However, when running $ vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I do see the video output displayed correctly. Skype is set to use /dev/video0 In cheese I ...
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: ...
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Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
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Running Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro error

So I am trying to install skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro and I am getting this error when I try to run it after its done installing: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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Syntek Web Cam is not found

here is the output from lsusb: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 174f:6a33 Syntek Web Cam - Asus F3SA, F9J, F9Ss it seems to be installed but Cheese software still doesn't find it on start up (Skype does the ...
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No application is currently recording audio Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The matter is that, when I go to Pulse Audio Volume Control in attempt to fix Skype microphone, it tells me that there is No application is currently recording audio . Does anybody have an idea how I ...