I have updated my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 which I have believe cause Skype not to working properly.

For example on 13.04 it was working OK, it is still working on Windows 8 (so there is nothing wrong with my internet connection), but I get the following message each time I have try to send a message:

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On hover of the sign I get "Message is not sent". This should be the case if I have not got internet connection or if the person to whom I am sending the message has not got. But this is not the case...

  • The symbol in SuPReMe is "do not disturb"... (I have skype working ok after the upgrade, apart from the interface that changed all the colors in an awful way). – Rmano Oct 21 '13 at 18:05
  • I can show you examples with people who "are online" too. – gotqn Oct 22 '13 at 6:00
  • OK. I tried to reproduce it but it works for me. Apart from the interface (mine is completely black, horrible...). Which version of Skype/which desktop are you using? – Rmano Oct 22 '13 at 14:26
  • Hi guys, I followed this update and it worked: [link]webupd8.org/2013/10/get-sound-working-in-skype-with-ubuntu.html – payorivero Oct 23 '13 at 10:58
  • @payorivero The link you have given to me, solve my issue. Please, add it as an answer. – gotqn Oct 23 '13 at 16:51

I was able to fix the issue using the link @payorivero gave me.

The issue appears to be caused by incorrect Skype installation ( I have downloaded the Skype from its official web site).

The following line fix the problem permanently:

sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=.*/Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype %U/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

The above code is showing how to install Skype properly on Ubuntu 13.10:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype
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