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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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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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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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I had your problem as well and solved it by installing pulseaudio and it's dependencies. (I installed paprefs, pavucontrol, pavumeter as well, don't know wether this was necessary.) I restarted Skype, and now it lists "PulseAudio Server (local)" for microphone, speaker and ring tone. Seems like a missing dependency in the skype package.


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I don't see your wireless crashing but simply disconnecting. Is that what you are seeing? It appears that your access point or router is set to use WPA2-TKIP. I think you will have better luck with WPA2-AES. I suggest you change the encryption method in the router. I also see a lot of this: rtl8821ae-0:rtl8821ae_phy_switch_wirelessband():<0-0> 5G ...


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dpkg fails because cannot found the file, are you sure that you have download Skype at ~/Downloads ? Besides that, I recommend to use package manager like apt or aptitude (or if you prefer a graphic utilit Ubuntu Sofware Center). # add repository sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" # update packages list ...


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The usual situation is that the various volume levels are set wrong. If you right-click on the speaker icon you'll see "Sound Settings". If you click the "Input" tab you'll see your input volume settings. Make sure it's not muted and is at a reasonable level.


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You can install skype from Ubuntu's official repositories. After you enable Ubuntu's Partner Repositories, open terminal and type: sudo apt-get install skype to install skype. For Teamviewer installation, you have to go to teamviewer's site to download it. There is already "*.deb" installation packages for ubuntu. 32bit teamviewer "deb" package is ...


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It should be in /home/$USER/.Skype/{SKYPE_USER}/config.xml So you can easily find out your user name. The password is encrypted using AES-256 so you will need to contact skype or use a password reset tool from them. Source: see page 67 Thunderbird see retrieve password from Thunderbird 17


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In my case, the reason is that I don't use PulseAudio and "as of version 4.3, the ALSA sound system is no longer supported without PulseAudio" (source)


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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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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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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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I played around with this and I think I found a scheme. The idea is to get a text-to-speech program to output on a dummy sound output, and then have skype use the monitor of that output as its input. Here's what I did: Load the dummy sound card driver sudo modprobe snd-dummy A dummy output and input should appear in the sound settings Install a ...



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