I've installed Skype, but the icon is not shown at the top panel (tray). As "tray-whitelist" was removed from dconf, I can't add icon by myself.
I had the same problem when I downloaded skype directly from skype.com.
To fix it just you need completely remove your installed skype, then open terminal and do this:
- sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install skype && sudo apt-get -f install
After these manipulations I have skype icon in panel.
Skype icon can be visible after white listing the skype icon by
gsetting set command like,
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'Update-notifier', 'Skype']"
Found on Linuxicle : Enable skype notification icon in Ubuntu 12.04/13.04
This have worked for me: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/fix-skype-not-working-in-ubuntu-1304.html Nvidia and Catalyst drivers don't run well with skype.
I also had problems installing Skype from skype.com. I had tried to install the Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch version that seemed to be the closest they had to the one I was running which was Ubuntu 13.04 on a x86_64 (64 bit) machine. Had problems with both the sound and video and my 13.04 was a clean and recent install.
I then completely uninstalled that version and took the version from canonical.com and have now managed to successfully use Skype.