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Ive always had problems with skype ususally with audio, trying to keep the usb headphones set correctly. Wha tive found is that when i see the Pulseaudio server in the audio list in Skype, and thats my only option, Skype works good,...stable and reliable. Second issue: Its been crashing a bit, just locks up and the only thing to free it up is a reboot,.. These problems are under the new release 13.10. so concider this a bug report. DEVELOPERS: You all need to make a good channel for people to report bugs,.... OK thats all/

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    Skype is not part of Ubuntu. It's a third-party application for which you can ask support for at the vendor - Microsoft. And secondly, this is not the right place for bug reports about Ubuntu either way. Look here: askubuntu.com/questions/5121/how-do-i-report-a-bug – gertvdijk Oct 21 '13 at 12:27
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I had this problem with skype since 12.10 and I don't know why they haven't fixed this yet. The problem is with a dependency library which contains plugins for distributing audio through the system. Try to run skype through terminal and if you get this common error:

xxxxx@UX31A-13:~$ skype
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave

then this is the solution

sudo apt-get install libasound2-plugins:i386

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