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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
189 views

Translation of Skype into my language not available

If I open Skype for Linux, go to Options, and click the selector for setting the GUI language, the list of available languages is rather short. I see big languages such as Chinese, French, German, ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
1
vote
2answers
142 views

After Ubuntu 16.04 installation can't install almost anything

I fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04 to my laptop recently and since that I can't install lots of things. I know there is a bug in the Software Center but the problem is not limited to that. I can't install ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Skype video problem on Dell Xps 13 9350

Every time I skype with somebody the video is never stable, it flashes constantly with strange blue background. Secondly I don't see myself in the little rectangle at the corner, but just a zoomed ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Skype icon doesn't show up on app indicator on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

When I log in to Skype, the Skype icon doesn't show up on the app indicator (tray/menu bar right side) on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. I've tried the installing the libappindicator1 as suggested here, and it ...
0
votes
2answers
205 views

I cannot install packages like skype or steam in Ubuntu 16.04

Whenever I try to install skype or steam from the software center they are not there. I went to the terminal to install skype and I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Cant install skype on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the below error while trying to install skype. :~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

Cannot participate in Skype group calls

So whenever someone calls the whole group(about 9 people in it) It doesn't get me into the call. Neither can I join the call when its started. It was working fine until about a month ago... Does ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Skype failing to start without giving error

I have Skype version 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 15.10, and it can't start when I have already logged in. Starting Skype for the first time gives me the login screen, and after logging in Skype functions ...
3
votes
1answer
685 views

How to display the status icon of skype

How do I get the Skype status icon on the main bar of ubuntu? I've tried to follow this answer, but it wouldn't work. I don't have the panel menus. So, I'm here looking for another way to proceed. ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

My latest Skype does not support group video call in hp ubuntu 16.04 lts?

I have installed upgraded version of skype in my ubuntu 16.04 desktop. Nobody can't add me to the group call! I can only make group call to them, but i can't see them.
0
votes
0answers
14 views

firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

How to install libqt4-webkit?

New version of Skype requires libqt4-webkit, but when i trying to install it i get this error: web@web-X501A1 ~ $ sudo apt-get install libqt4-webkit [sudo] password for web: Reading package lists... ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How to save a default input device (microphone) in pavucontrol?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (with xfce4 desktop) and Skype. I want to use a microphone of my Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. Following this answer I managed to get it to work by choosing the correct ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Problem installing skype in Ubuntu 15.10

I am facing problem installing skype. First, I have downloaded latest skype version from the web and try with: sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb And I got this message: ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Ubuntu Webcam does not work on Google Hangouts or Skype

I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows system. It's a ThinkPad E555 laptop. I just tried to use Skype and Google Hangouts today but could not get my built-in webcam to work. I would like ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Skype does not sign me in on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try to sign in to Skype, I get a message about a JavaScript problem. Here is a screenshot. I already tried re-installing Skype and deleting all lock files as well as shared.xml but the problem ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Skype shows most contacts as offline

Skype only shows that 2 people in my contacts list are online but when I check on my phone/computer it shows that a lot more are actually online. Also I think this is somehow related but when I open ...
5
votes
1answer
921 views

Prevent Skype resolvers getting your IP on Ubuntu

I am running Skype version 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 14.10, and I know that on the Windows version there is an option to only allow direct connections to your machine through Skype for Skype contacts, which ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Is there any REAL Skype alternative where I can add my Skype friends (without asking them to join to a new app)?

I have installed Skype but, despite the recent updates, it still seems to have bugs. Anyway, I am looking for an alternative for it, and I saw from internet that there are plenty of Open Source ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Error while installing Skype in Ubuntu 15.10

I was trying to install Skype in Ubuntu 15.10. However, I was getting below errors while installing SKype. yasir@adnan:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

How to get skype window/indicator back

On Ubuntu 12.04 Older version of skype, I used to get indicator on top right and I could activate skype by clicking appropriate items. With newer skype version (4.3.0.37), I don't get ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

Skype not showing in Unity panel [duplicate]

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) version of Skype from the official Skype website, and yet when I launch it, I cannot see the little Skype icon in the Unity Panel as I have seen it on ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Skype and Teamviewer do not run any more

Have Ubuntu 14.04I was using SKYPE and Teamviewer up to the latest versions and then nothing, I can run every single application in my setup but those two. I uninstalled twice already click on their ...
18
votes
16answers
80k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
418 views

Using skype 4.3 in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install and use Skype 4.3 in ubuntu 14.04 (I upgraded both recently). I kept gettign the "skype can't connect" error so I followed the instructions here to the letter: How to install ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Skype CPU Usage High

When I use talking & screen sharing on Skype in Ubuntu-14.04 , my Skype CPU usage is higher than 100 percent.
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Unmet dependencies while installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I followed this article. I have tried both method multiple times. But i ended with following error. I am struggling since last night. Can you help me please. Thanks The following packages have unmet ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Graphics issue - Screen starts blinking, flickering and screen distortion

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my machine. On start it doesn't have Wifi Options which i sorted out after asking question here. Now am facing an issues again, which is blinking, flickering and ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

My speaker from camera don't work on skype?

I have download skype on Ubuntu Software Centar and my speaker won't work here a screen shot.Camera works. ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How to quit Skype on 14.04?

How can I quit Skype, including the background process? Is there a better way than using kill? Edit: Is there a workaround that kills the process automatically once I close the window?
1
vote
1answer
239 views

How to delete chat history in skype for only one contact in Linux

I'm trying to delete chat history for only one contact in Linux. I've tried sqlite: http://www.sqlite.org/download.html but it removes chat conversation for a while and after restart skype it ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Unmet dependency issue after failed Skype install

I'm pretty new to linux/ubuntu so I have no idea what is going on. I tried searching some of the errors I'm having online, and I tend to see similar information that hasn't helped. I figure I should ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Is there any way to display a small camera window skype for linux

Hi i'd like to know if it was possible to display a small camera window like on the windows version of skype? Thanks a lot.I'm running Ubuntu v15.10x64 Regards
2
votes
1answer
463 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

I cannot login to skype on ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed skype 4.3, my distro is ubuntu 14.04! When I click to login skype seems to trying to login but ater 2 seconds fails and the login screen is coming again. Can someone help me with ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Cannot Install Skype (The following packages have unmet dependencies)

root@kali:~# apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done skype:i386 is already the newest version. You might want to run ...
2
votes
5answers
12k views

Why doesn't Skype start?

I downloaded and installed Skype, but by clicking the icon it just does not start. What should I do?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Does skype still have a man page?

Skype used to have a man page. Now, I just get: thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ man skype No manual entry for skype See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available. ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
6k views

Running a webcam with built-in mic in Skype - Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, While using Skype it will happily pickup my webcam feed, but can't seem to get the mic working. In Skype's audio settings I only get one option, which is "pulse audio" seems ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Skype doesn't work anymore

Today I got an update to Skype 4.3. I was really happy to see that and I immediately update it from 4.2 through software update program (default in Ubuntu). After the update I tried to start Skype but ...
0
votes
1answer
240 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Screen Flicker after using Skype

Last week I got a new Asus Zenbook ux303ua, which I proceeded to install Ubuntu onto (my first time running Ubuntu or Linux). Everything has gone pretty smoothly over the last week however today I ...