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According to this post, skype versions older than 4.3 are unable to connect as of today (2014-08-01). Though it could have just been a temporary outage of the skype servers, I was able to connect after updating skype.


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First get rid of the old skype from repo: sudo apt-get purge skype Second, delete your ~/.Skype folder rm -R ~/.Skype Then download skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/?intcmp=blogs--generic-click--skype-4-3-for-linux and execute it as a deb package: sudo dpkg -i ...


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Skype 4.2 no longer works because Microsoft want everyone to upgrade to the latest version. **This is Ubuntu version independent - it will affect you if you have 12.04 or 14.04. Taken from this article on OMG Ubuntu Older versions of Skype will stop working; they won’t be able to sign into ...the service. Why? Microsoft says they “…want everyone to ...


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According to OMG Ubuntu Older versions of Skype will stop working; they won’t be able to sign into ...the service. Why? Microsoft says they “…want everyone to experience the best Skype has to offer – from enhanced quality to better reliability to improved security – and the newest version of Skype is the way to do that.” That's the reason ...


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Apparently this is common. It has to do with previous chat history. Try this: $ sqlite3 ~/.Skype/[YOURUSER}/main.db sqlite> DELETE FROM Messages WHERE type=68; sqlite> .quit This will delete all old file transfer history, but messages should still remain. Edit If you don't have sqlite3 installed, install it: sudo apt-get install sqlite3


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Both Teamspeak and Mumble are in my opinion better than Skype. They use less resources than Skype but require a server to run. So either you set up a server yourself or you find an open server. Teamspeak and Mumble are basically the same, both require a server to run and both have better sound quality than Skype. They are both available for different ...


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As explained here, skype will no longer support old versions of skype(including 4.2), so you will have to upgrade to version 4.3. Version 4.3 IS AVAILABLE from the software center. Make sure you checked "Canonical partners" in sources list.


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I found a solution, worked in my Ubuntu 14.04, Just: Open “Software & Updates” and enable Canonical partners repository under Other Software tab. In the terminal do: sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install skype here the Source! Have a Grate day!


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I had the same problem and the problem is that Skype 4.2 is longer available. The solution is to install a fresh version of Skype 4.3 which is already available for users. Here is what you have to do: Step 1: Remove the old version of Skype (4.2 or older) cd ~ && rm -r .Skype sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386 sudo apt-get ...


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You need to upgrade skype to version 4.3.0.37.


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You probably should sudo apt-get remove skype first. Then move into the directory where you downloaded the new version, probably ~/Downloads: cd ~/Downloads and then run sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb You should now have the new version of Skype. Beware, you may have issues with old chat history that may crash the newest ...


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Skype 4.3 needs PulseAudio, so I recommend you to install Pulse Audio Volume Control (pavucontrol) from the Lubuntu Software Center. Then it will be opened if you make a right click on the volume icon and choose volume control settings. It has a tab called recording where Skype will be shown if "Show Applications" is chosen while you are making a call, for ...


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I use google hangouts, it runs in browser. You do have to install a program, but it is cross platform. You have to have a google account.


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Please, check this thread, it helped me: Also I had a problem today with Skype version 4.2 for Ubuntu 64 bit. My solution for this was approximately this: Download latest skype (skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb) sudo apt-get remove skype --purge sudo apt-get remove skype-bin --purge sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo dpkg -i ...


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First remove the previous version of skype sudo apt-get purge skype* sudo apt-get autoremove Then download skype from here: and install it sudo dpkg -i skype-package-name for instance: sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb


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I'm on Kubuntu 14.04, but faced the same problem. Fixed it like this: $apt-get update ; apt-get install sqlite $sqlite3 ~/.Skype/[username]/main.db Inside, copy/paste this (and press enter): UPDATE messages SET body_xml =( SELECT SUBSTR( body_xml, files_start, alt_end - files_start ) || SUBSTR( body_xml, 0, files_start ) || ...


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Short: You won't be able to run Skype on that machine. Reason: Your Chromebooks' processor uses the ARM architecture, and I guess you're trying to install Skype for Intel architectures (x86). Problem: IIRC Microsoft does not build Skype for ARM (except for Android, but that's another story).


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There is a (more or less) known problem with some 64bit drivers. On my system I could solve it this way: Install (if needed) the compatibility layers for webcam at 32bit: sudo apt-get install libv4l-0:i386 Prepare this script: #!/bin/bash # export LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so" export PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 export ...


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You need to activate the Canonical Partners repository. Start Software & Updates (find it in the Dash) Select the Other Software tab Mark Canonical Partners


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As Akiva wrote, a fresh install would probably fix it. However, before doing that, you may want to ensure that all packages which should be installed are installed. You can do so by installing the ubuntu-desktop package. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop


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To uninstall completely Skype from your system you just type the following line in Terminal: sudo apt-get purge skype And next time if you decide to install Skype again, follow How to install Skype 4.3


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I had the same problem, and was able to solve it. I changed Analog stereo duplex to Analog stereo input in the Configuration tab and my microphone started to work. Of course output stopped working. And after switching back to Analog stereo duplex, both input and output work! (The microphone was working on the system, I could record with arecord, but the ...


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As an another alternative, there is viber. I didn't try, but if you use it on your phone, it can be useful. It only supports 64-bit systems on linux. You can install 32-bit version through wine but I dont recommend using wine for this. http://www.viber.com/


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For all others who stumble upon this post looking for a solution to this problem and aren't very Linux/Tech savy just like me, this was my solution and I'll try to explain it as simple as possible. I run Lubuntu 12.04, and I had the same problem. As the others mentioned above, Skype 4.3 no longer supports the ALSA sound driver (Too bad! I really hope they ...


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Your answer is simply how apt-get autoremove works. autoremove simply removes every package that was installed as a dependecy, and is no longer required, e.g. the package that depended on it was removed. It's nothing to worry about, if you encounter any dependecy problems, run this: sudo apt-get install -f and you'll probably be OK.


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Download the Skype Installation Package (a Debian package) from the Skype website http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/ and install that on your computer. I install it with GDEBI PACKAGE INSTALLER. Hope it works!


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I had the same issue. I am running Skype 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit. I fixed it simply by typing sudo mv ~/.Skype ~/.Skype.old After restarting Skype, I could login as usual.


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Turned out I just needed to delete the hidden ~/.Skype folder in my home directory. Deleting the subfolder ~/.Skype/my-skype-username would also solve the issue.


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First open your Skype. If it's minimized in the systrem tray, click it and select activate. Next into your Skype window, click on skype menu and then options Go to the notification area. Find contact came online and contact went offline and uncheck Display pop-up notification (and sound if you'd like). Apply and you are done.


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I had the same problem today. And what helped me: sudo apt-get remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove skype sudo apt-get install skype



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