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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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Skype and Steam won't load - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie with Linux but have just installed a 32 bit version of Ubuntu onto a old laptop. Whenever I try to run steam I get this message in the terminal: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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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.
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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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Two launcher entries for Skype after Skype-wrapper installation

I installed skype-wrapper because the Skype default icon looks awful with the rest of the unity bar (and I like the integration), and uninstalled the sni-qt package to remove the normal Skype icon. ...
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Skype on one sound card, other sounds on second sound card

I need to be able to listen to Skype through headphones and other sounds through the speakers. I want to talk with a friend with a headset and listen to music through speakers at the same time. I have ...
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Skye videocall upside down

I'm have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa and when I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one build in with the laptop Can ...
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Why is Skype is not sending live video?

I am using Lubuntu. When using Skype I can't send video, but I can receive video. What do I have to do to get this working? Does it need any additional driver software?
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Problem with font in Skype

Has anybody experienced problems like the below in Skype: The font of the time is broken. I have googled all day and found nothing similar to it. All other font in Skype is okay except the time. ...
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how to avoid skype showing chat window when using pidgin?

I may miss the forest for the trees, but I don't know how I can force the skype-pidgin-construct to only show pigding-chatwindows when a new message comes in. There is always the pidgin AND the skype ...
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What can I do against microphone noise in Ubuntu 12.04 with Soundcard VT1708S?

I've got a little problem: my microphone input makes some noise if I try to talk. On Windows it works perfect, so it can't be damaged. My Mainboard is an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. Following Output: lspci ...
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Hide Skype from panel with apparmor and keep links in chat openable

To hide Skype from unity panel we can add file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.skype with such content: # Last Modified: Tue Jun 12 03:49:49 2012 by izx # REPOSITORY: ...
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Opening skype chat history file

how to open skype chat history file in any editor. I have a file named file256.dbb
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Flipped image on webcam CNF129

I'm using CNF129 Chicony webcam, which is built in to my ASUS K50IJ notebook, with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Skype shows a flipped image. I've tried every solution on the web but none works. Any new ideas ...
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Skype video not working in 12.04

Hi I have installed Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 and I am able to check video option in Options / Video devices.I am able to test video.But while making calls it could not display the Video of me.Please help ...
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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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How to display the skype indicator on the status top-bar?

How do I to display the Skype indicator on the top bar, please? I'm actually running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Architecture: 64 bits. And, I haven't customized my theme. I've tried to follows ...
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Seamonkey won't open links from Skype

when I open a link from Skype in Seamonkey, it won't open the link, but opens the temporary copy of the webpage from my harddisk. the link in SM looks like file:///var/tmp/kdecache-dimitry/...... ...
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Some fonts come up as fractions in applications

My skype has long since been using a fraction font to display caller names. This looked funny but didn't bother me since I knew who I was calling. However Now I am trying to login with the Everpad ...
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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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I can not uninstall skype from the Ubuntu Software Center

I tried opening ubuntu software center to uninstall skype, but it doesn't list ANY software under the installed tab. it doesn't list my firefox browser, skype, or anything else. What do I do now?
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I want to split sound

I would like to split sound between skype and games/music/system. I want skype to use headphones plugged in, and system to use speakers. Is that possible? Microphone - mic in PINK Headphones - audio ...
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problem with skype installation

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. While installing skype an error message is shown as cannot install libqtgui4:i386 I am using Linux for the first time. Kindly help
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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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Sound morphing software

I need real-time sound morphing software for linux, but I can't find anything. Something ib Ubuntu software center didn't started, and astersk-voicechanger is uninstallable. In windows there is a ...
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Stop Skype from launching on startup? (Xubuntu)

Skype keeps starting at startup without my permission. I don't want it to start minimised, there's already a solution for that, I want it not to start. But there isn't a single setting in Skype's ...
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Skype and qjackctl

I have Ubuntu Studio 14.04 and qjackctl with guitarx works just fine, but for some reason I can't get qjackctl to function when skype is running. The moment I am in a skype call it's like qjackctl ...
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Audio problems with Skype under 14.04, that did not exist under 12.04 LTS

I've installed Skype under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS directly from the Skype website and never had any problems. Since I upgraded to 14.04 the Audio Capture does not work any longer. I followed the answers ...
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Changing the number of items in the “drop-down” Skype from panel

I have installed Skype (from the official site) on the Xubuntu 14.04. The problem is that there are only a few items (like in the image http://i60.tinypic.com/10fqji1.png) when I click on the Skype ...
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How to fix no sound with skype on linux?

I am using a Webcam C310 Analog Mono. I can visually see others on Skype and I can hear others on Skype, but nobody on Skype can hear me. Any suggestions to find the problem?
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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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Skype notification icon in gnome desktop not updating

Running Skype 4.2.0.13 gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 3.8.0-35-generic. My Skype status icon in the notification area is there, but is whited-out and never changes, regardless of my online ...
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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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How can I “uncrackle” my microphone input under pulseaudio (alsa-only works)

When trying to talk on skype or record sound in audacity, the built-in microphone has a lot of crackling interferences, rendering input intelligible. When running audacity with pasuspender -- ...
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Skype problems (Strange noises, and mic not working)

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on my HP Compaq Pro 6305. After installing a few of my most used applications, I went and installed Skype. I logged in and tried to test the ...
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Integrating Skype with Internet DJ Console

I am an internet radio host, and I have been trying to integrate Skype with the Internet DJ Console. Everything I've found on the web regarding this is at least two years old, and not of much use. It ...
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Frozen Ubuntu when playin video or Skype webcam config

Hardware: Toshiba Satellite S855D Procesor AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Problem: When launching videos (.avi) the sound is heard but the ...
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Chat window doesn't open when someone starts a chat

I've this annoying problem: when someone starts a skype chat with me, it doesn't open a window in front of me. It just puts a little triangle in the skype launcher - so most of the time I don't notice ...
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When I point my cursor to skype it will not show me the information

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and multiple Skype accounts at the same time. When I point my cursor to Skype, I want it to show me the information about the logged in account. Is there any way to do that?
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How to use skype on ubuntu 13.04

I installed skype 4.2 but now I can not use it at all. I can not install the Skype wrapper or can not get the Skype icon to show in the top right panel. Right now it is unusable if I close the app ...
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Enable Skype sounds *without* enabling *all* system sound effects

I'd like to enable the ringing and notification sounds in Skype without enabling generic system sounds, i.e. without turning on all system sound effects in PulseAudio volume control. Is there a way ...
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Skype count and progress indicators are not working

In 12.10 the count and progress indicators on the Skype launcher icon were working just fine (skype 4.1 and 4.2). But in 13.04 they are not working. Is there a fix for this?
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Webcam not recognized in 13.04

Halp. I'm completely new to Ubuntu. Just made the switch from windows 7 (ugh) to the newest 13.04 It was a little bit of a learning curve, but now that I've got it down (for the most part). I'm ...
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Skype crashes in ubuntu 13.04 64bit edition - while talking

I'm new to ubuntu so please answer me as simply as possible. The problem is when i make or receive a skype call, we can talk for about 2-5 mins and then skype just shuts down ..Do you know what to do ...
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Why does Skype hang randomly when talking with somebody over it?

From a couple of days I am facing a problem with Skype. When I'm talking with somebody, after 5, 10 or 30 (randomly) minutes it just hangs up. I have this problem with Skype 4.1.0.20 and 2.1.0.81. I'm ...
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How do I play system sounds through skype?

Need to combine both micro input and letting another person hear what's going on inside the system (system sounds, music etc). The thing is I use headphones, so that using a micro only is not an ...
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After installing ubuntu restricted extras: problem with sound

After installing 'ubuntu-restricted-extras' I've been having trouble with my audio: I can hear music from my headphones, but not from my built in audio and when skyping the sound randomly breaks off. ...
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Showing a Song over teamspeak

I want to show a song to some friends on Team Speak or over skype but I want to be able to speak and not have them hear the other things going on in the background.