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It helped me to use 20-intel.conf from this repository & updating firmware: https://github.com/linuxenko/ubuntu-skylake-i915-video-fix Installing kernel 4.6 alone didn't help, I rolled back to 4.4.


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In case when this problem is not connected with the volume level, your system is probably using the wrong input device. I'm using Mint 18 and to solve my problem I installed "pavucontrol" from software center. You will find it is you sound applications - "PulseAudio Volume Control". Go to "Input Devices". There you will see all your mics (real and ...


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I believe that for versions of Ubuntu up to Trusy Tahr you are after skype-wrapper. This is available by using the following PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper No package yet for Xenial Xerus unfortunately... References: How to Integrate Skype With Ubuntu Unity Launchpad: "...


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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


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After downloading 4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb and installing on 14.04 I had the same problem. I tried all the suggestions, but none worked. Finally I removed the deb installation and used Software Center to install it (4.3.0.37). And the indicator works perfectly.


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You can try DroidCam https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dev47apps.droidcam, but in the long run it's probably best to buy an external Webcam.


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After some investigations I found the following: Even if you do not allow Skype to adjust the sound level automatically, Skype adjusts the level of microphone down to zero, no matter if it is internal or external microphone. Take a sound mixer, such as as veromix. Split the sound coming from microphone into right and left channel by unlocking the sound ...


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I've been using Remmina for remote desktop. Fairly happy with it so far. As mentioned before, you'll likely have to set up port forwarding in the router if you haven't already.


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there is a script that copies the needed 20-intel.conf file and the newest intel firmware: http://www.linux-onlineshop.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=317 It is in german, but you can see what it does there and make the same!


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NoMachine Try NoMachine. It is the best free remote desktop software. You can enjoy all the remote content, access all devices(printer, usb devices, pendrives, etc) and record what you do in videos for helping your parents with some issue. Also, it is easy to install and free. An tutorial on using it over Internet is available at https://www.nomachine....


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Actually, you can try teamviwer Install it both on your parents' computer and yours.


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Why not use Desktop Sharing? This is a front end for VNC, which will allow you to easily start up a Video Session (I guess that is the point of your question). Personally I'd stay away from things like Teamviewer (it works, but security, Wine, authentication speak against it)


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The steps you need to follow, as ~Fuhrer707 details, are: Install User Agent Overrider Firefox add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-gb/firefox/addon/user-agent-overrider/) Set the user agent to Windows / Edge Restart Firefox Go to web.skype.com Allow access to microphone and notifications Make a Skype test call and adjust audio levels based on the ...



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