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Step 1: Remove previous version. sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386 sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 It is Important if you installed older version of Skype on your Ubuntu, Clear the old Skype folder before installing latest version. Then clear that by using: rm -rf ~/.Skype Step 2: Preparing to Installing Skype. Users of 64-bit ...


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I had the same problem, installing the following package fixed it for me: sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386


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You may need to do two things: 1. Install the sni-qt libraries. Install sni-qt (click on the link), or with sudo apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386 from the terminal, and then restart Skype. The tray/panel icon should now be back! The reason this step is required is because sni-qt is installed automatically by the Ubuntu repository Skype package, but ...


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For Ubuntu 13.04 and Onwards ( 13.10 , 14.04 , 14.10 .....) command line way Open Terminal & copy paste the following commands sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype HELP How do I install Skype? GUI WAY Go To System Settings > Software & ...


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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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SIP Clients These all are SIP clients which means they all can be used to call each other and they just need a SIP address (like your mobile number). You can get a SIP address for free from many providers (Ekiga, jit.si, iptel), some of which (sip2sip.info, ippi.com, localphone.com, nonoh.net) also have PSTN gateways into the normal phone network which ...


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Install From Ubuntu Software Center As of August 2, 2014, you can now install Skype 4.3 directly from the Ubuntu Software Center. To do this, you must first enable the Canonical Partner Repository, using the following steps (based on steps provided by OMG! Ubuntu; see source): Search for and open ‘Software Sources’ or 'Software & Updates' in the ...


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You can also do the following way ... sudo nano /etc/ld.so.conf.d/skype.conf copy and paste the following line in it /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/ and then run sudo ldconfig -v This issue was mentioned in the release notes. Bug #1155327 “skype crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc@plt()” : Bugs : “skype” package : Ubuntu


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For 11.10 and above Starting in Ubuntu 11.10 multi-arch is used for applications that formerly used ia32-libs. Here is the official work around for Skype on AMD64 (I represent the release team): Skype is a 32 bit binary and under Ubuntu 11.10 you must install the 32 bit version of Skype for both Ubuntu 11.10 i386 and amd64 versions. You can get this from ...


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12.10 and newer I'd the same issue and what helps me was to enable the 32-bit architecture by: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update then I was able to install skype via the Canonical Partner Repository: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...


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First of all you have to enable i386 architecture before running the below commands on your Ubuntu 64 bit system. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Then run the below commands on terminal to install skype. Ubuntu 13.10 sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ saucy partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list" sudo apt-get ...


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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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If you want Skype to start when you login, you need to add it to "Startup Applications". Open the Dash (hit the Super key, also called the Windows key) Type Startup Applications. It will look like this: Open "Startup Aplications" and click "Add". A dialog will open with three fields: Name, Command and Comment. Both Name and Comment are ...


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11.10 & above Command Line To enable the partner repository from the command line, edit /etc/apt/sources.list: sudoedit /etc/apt/sources.list and remove the # from the beginning of these two lines: 12.04 deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner Then update your apt cache ...


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You can get skype tray in 11.10 and 12.04 installing package sni-qt:i386 sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 OR You can whitelist systray as well How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray? OR If you like how empathy and messaging tray work you can install a third party skype-wrapper package from ppa which enables skype to ...


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You can install the pidgin-skype package from the Software Centre (or using apt-get) This protocol plug-in allows libpurple to communicate with Skype. Applications using libpurple (Pidgin, Finch, Empathy/Telepathy, etc.) can thus show your Skype contacts alongside those from other protocols, and you can communicate with them using that application instead ...


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You can use Empathy (pre-installed in Ubuntu) instead of Skype. For users of Windows, OS/X, you can ask them to install Google Voice and Video chat, http://www.google.com/chat/video Empathy and Google Voice and Video chat are compatible with each other, so you can have voice and video chats! There is an option for VoIP (SIP) support in Empathy. You ...


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The path to v4l1compat.so has been changed. So, you should use the command: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype


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Skype is working very well on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit version (using it right now). How to: Go to Software Sources, click on second tab Other Software and mark Canonical Partners and Canonical Partners (Source Code). Open your terminal and add the following command sudo apt-get update. After the update is completed please type sudo apt-get install skype. ...


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Click on the cog well on the top right corner of your screen and choose Startup Applications..., click on Add and on the name field write Skype, on the command field write skype. Log off and back in and skype should be loaded.


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Enable Skype Icon on Unity Notification Panel on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS When you do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (Or any version with Unity for that matter), you install Skype and expect it to work as it used to. But if you close the main window - you soon notice that Skype icon is not being displayed in top panel. To fix this you will need to run a few ...


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Quit Skype if running Uninstall Skype IF you installed it from the repositories. Reboot Choose your Skype version (32/64 Bit) to download and install it Make sure you added the repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa In terminal console, run sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper ...


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It crashed for everyone. Apparently on Linux you keep getting Aborted on the console upon logging in. What fixes the problem is removing shared.xml from settings directory. Thus on Ubuntu it's: rm ~/.Skype/shared.xml BTW. bit off topic here, but just for the sake of it On Windows remove: c:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Application ...


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Removing the Skype panel icon in 12.04 without removing sni-qt If you don't care about sni-qt, removing the icon is as simple as doing apt-get remove sni-qt sni-qt:i386 Installing the Skype-provided deb is not a solution; all the Ubuntu version does is bundle the same Skype deb but make sni-qt a dependency to enable the icon. A simple ...


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Solved with pavucontrol. I had already tried the pulseaudio volume control, but you need to do a particular thing to make it work. First, install pavucontrol: sudo apt-get install pavucontrol Then start it: pavucontrol You'll get the volume control window. Now, you could go to "Input devices" and select the webcam microphone as your input source: THIS ...


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From the Skype Support Center: It’s possible to show instant message conversations in separate windows. To do so: Sign in to Skype. In the menu bar, click View. Select Compact View. For older versions read below this line. Alright after extensive trying I found out. Click the Skype Icon on the bottom left of the main Window In the ...


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Skype (4.1, at least) includes the --secondary command line option to open a second instance. One could create a launcher and add this to the command. See skype --help for more options.


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Skype uses proprietary protocol and there are no opensource application which can make use of this protocol. However skype is planning to opensource the skype application (protocol will still remain proprietary) however they havent specified a time frame yet.


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Yes, it should be possible, but Skype must run in background and use two bridges: Empathy <-> libpurple <-> Skype. I personally use only the second one. The Empathy/libpurple bridge is provided by telepathy-haze The libpurple/Skype bridge is provided by the pidgin-skype



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