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

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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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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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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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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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Microsoft LifeCam Audio Issue

Running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32-bit on a computer with an Intel core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and a NVIDIA 450GTS Graphics card. I am trying to set up Skype with my webcam. So far everything works almost ...
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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 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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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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Video not found skype

I just install skype 4.2 and I have ubuntu 13.10 The button for video call is just not there. My webcam is working fine when outside of skype What can I do to make video call with skype?
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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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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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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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Segmentation fault (core dumped) webcam

When I try to use Skype, Cheese or set up the video input for my webcam it abruptly closes. Having the Terminal opened, I found out that it is giving me the error: Segmentation fault (core dumped) and ...
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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.
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Ubuntu 12.10 new Launcher Icons don't launch

In the last week I upgrade Skype and installed MATLAB and neither of their launcher icons seem to work. They will flash as if they are trying to load the program but after a few seconds go back to ...
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skype does not see logitech pro 9000 - ubuntu 12.04

This camera works fine with cheese, but while it appears as the USB device skype recognizes, there is no video shown. This post and others mention libv4l-0. apt-get install libv4l-0 reports that ...
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Disable file transferring through Skype in Ubuntu

I want to disable file transferring option in Skype in a computer that is running Ubuntu 11.10. The files can be leaked and I was ordered to maintain security and disable file transfer through Skype. ...
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Skype disconnects my wireless

skype 64 bit disconnects my wireless connection when I start it, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 lts Any suggestions Thanks
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Webcam problem in Skype

Webcam doesn't work in my Skype. I click to webcam button, but webcam doesn't start. How can I fix it?
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Problem with sound in Skype: Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad e530

Having problems with sound in Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. The laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad e530. Have tried various combinations in Skype-settings, but I'm not able to make a call as 'sound ...
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Sound in a audio conversation on skype?

I just instaled ubuntu and downloaded skype 4.0. Skype is working fine except there is no sound coming from my speakers or headphones. When I go to options: sounds I see a bounch of choices for ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 wth Kernel 3.6.7 does not have Video on Skype

I have compiled newest stable Kernel for my Lubuntu 12.10 and I am wondering, why I have no video while I am phoning with Skype. In settings of Skype I could setup the microfon of my Microsoft Webcam ...
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Skype causing update problems

I'm a total noob. I updated Skype from the latest version available on the Skype website. Now I get the following error every time I try to run software updater: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 crashes while using skype

I use Kubuntu 12.10 and Skype 4.0.0.8. I start a video call and everything works well, but after a while Kubuntu crashes and logs me out (no restart - actually this is nice about linux:never restarts, ...
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How can I start Skype in invisible mode (from command line) regarless of how I logged out?

Usually Skype for Ubuntu stars in the same online mode (Online, Away, DnD, Invisible) that you left it. Is there a command-line option or a Skype public API hack to start Skype for Ubuntu in invisible ...
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Unable to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.10 Unity

I am new to using the Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit OS and I absolutely love it. This honestly feels like the biggest change since moving from my 1983 Nec PC 22 Lb. Laptop to a Desktop pc. But I can not, for ...
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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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Camera upside down in Skype 4.2 nothing works [Ubuntu 12.01] [Skype 4.2] [Asus F3Sa]

I spend hours trying to fix this but nothing worked. I gave it a new shot today but failed. My camera works perfectly fine if I test it in system settings -> Hardware. The problem is skype. First I ...
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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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Installation of libjack0 package requests removal of skype

MuseScore requires libjack0 when I compile it. libjack0 requires the removal of skype and other programs (for example bitwig-studio) which rely on it. Is there a way to have both packages installed?
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Ubuntu 13.10 software center pretending to install

I'm rather new to Ubuntu, but I'm not afraid of the command line. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10, and when I tried to install chrome or skype the software centre goes through all the motions ...
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Skype won't start in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Kubuntu desktop next to Ubuntu 13.10 (Still new at these things). In the process I lost Skype and can't find a way to recover it. It won't run in either desktop. I have already tried ...