Skype is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol service and software application originally created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, and owned by Microsoft since 2011.

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Skype/Video drivers problems on Linux Mint 16

If I or the people I'm talking with turn on the camera, my system becomes so sluggish that nothing can be done (I can't even hang up the call). Event after the other party hangs up, the system keeps ...
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Toggle Skype notification status

Being notified whether a contact appears online/offline or not can be changed via the Skype Options or via the ~/.skype/your_skype_id/config.xml. In this file, depending on what you chose, on can find ...
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Arch equvilent of Debian `dpkg-divert`

I am trying to configure Skype on Arch Linux to use a sand boxed user no matter which user calls skype, but I don't particularly like the use of a BASH alias to launch Skype as suggested by the wiki ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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Getting logged out of user account upon execution of a program

On my friend's computer when Skype is launched either via terminal or GUI the current user is forced to log out of the system. Purging and reinstalling Skype did not work and we are using the same ...
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Google Hangouts (and Skype) does not see custom null-sinks

In an attempt to turn PulseAudio to a soundboard, I cannot make Google Hangouts or Skype see the null-sinks that I made. Do I need to trick them into thinking their inputs or something? Code for the ...
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fix webcam problem by changing its file in /dev/

At Ubuntu-Gnome 13.10, My webcam can be accessed by cheese; Also Skype determined the webcam, But it does not show any output for webcam at options window (Webcam also doesn't turn on). Skype ...
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dark image in Skype but without a problem in other apps

I've just moved to Linux Family. I installed Elementary OS 64bit (based on Ubuntu). I try to configure my Skype, but the video image is really dark. It is working, but it is low in contrast. I've ...
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libssl1.0.0 won't let me install anything

I've been having the same issue with my computer for a while now and it's really been bugging me. It all started when I installed Skype about a month ago. Also, I apologize, I'm not actually using ...
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Downloading files in Skype and Firefox stops Audacious under Gnome

Strangely, when someone sends me a file on Skype and I click to open it, my music player Audacious stops playing and the playlist gets messed up (some random mp3s appear inside) and the file on skype ...
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Linux Mint 16: Skype uses 100% of CPU core

I use Linux Mint 16 Petra 64bit Cinnamon. When I install Skype (either from repo, or directly from Microsoft) it soon starts using 100% of 1 CPU Core, doubling power consumption of my system. I tried ...
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Why does the Skype incoming call window disappear in Awesome WM?

Skype used to work OK on Awesome WM for some months, but recently incoming call windows do not show up at all. I've checked all the tabs and tried to minimise all the other windows, and there is no ...
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Issues with Skype, ia32-libs and Qt apps in elementaryOS

I just installed elementaryOS Luna. After updating my system, drivers etc. I added the Canonical Partners and installed skype immediatly. This worked just fine, but when I wanted to install apps such ...
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Skype notifications with dual monitors

I went and installed Arch Linux with XFCE4 and it all went fine until I installed Skype. It went to the tray etc but I had 2 problems really. Once I right clicked the icon on the tray, half of the ...
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Skype does not appear in panel (elementaryOS 0.2)

I had removed skype panel icon with this method : http://askubuntu.com/questions/7479/how-can-i-remove-the-skype-panel-icon-in-ubuntu-12-04-and-earlier/118979#118979 It worked fine, and I was using ...
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Centos 6.4 (64) skype 4.2 no sound notification

Everything works fine. I can hear and others can hear me. But no sound notification. In options -> sound devices "Make a test sound" button is disabled. Other button show "PulseAudio server (local)". ...
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Keep track of all files accessed by a specific process?

There has recently been a (publicly unconfirmed) report that Skype is accessing files that it shouldn't be, without user intervention. I have no idea if this is the case with Skype on linux, but it ...
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Why does skype not pick up my microphone?

I've got skype running (32 bit mode) on Slackware64 — the sound is fine but my mic is not able to be detected. KMIX shows that my mic is enabled, and I can hear myself when I test it. Some ...
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Skype won't start on xfce with Slackware 64 bit multilib

I'm trying to install Skype under Slackware 14.0 x64 multilib with xfce 4.10 but I get issue that I can't resolve. I have installed various versions of Skype (static, dynamic, newer, older, etc.) but ...
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Skype - not using GTK+

I am on a x64 Archlinux running openbox DE and have been strugling for some time now to configure Skype to use my GTK+ theme which i set to Oxygen. I have tried following this wiki as well as this ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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Debian 7.0 (64bit) Skype crashes when answering call [closed]

I can make video call using Skype but when I answer Skype crashes and sometimes gdm3 too. LOG : ALSA lib conf.c:4687:(snd_config_expand) Unknown parameters CARD=DX ALSA lib ...
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How to setup iptables rules to allow skype

Here are my iptables rules to allow Squid to connect to a web server: # Accept internally-requested input iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT #http,https traffic only ...
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Is there any tools which can be used to make ports available from any firewall network?

I have been testing my application which has TCP/UDP ports for peer to peer with the help of server signalling commands for making communication, that works when I have Public IP or Lan IP and not ...
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How to change gravity (win_gravity) of a window?

Skype always pops messages at lower right corner of screen. Does changing widow gravity (win_gravity, defaults to NorthWest) for Skype alters pop-ups position (what I want to do actually)? Got no ...
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How to install Skype on Linux Mint

I downloaded the installer from the website. When I run it, I get the following error: Your system has broken dependencies. This application cannot continue until it is fixed. To fix it, run ...
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How do I prevent Skype notifications during a call

If I am on a Skype call with a person (with Share Screen Option switched ON), I don't want to get notified if someone calls me or messages me. They shouldn't know who my contacts are. What should I do ...
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pulse-audio does not recognise my Logitech mic and my Webcam mic

I use the (great) AK5370 microphone for Skype, but it is not recognized by my archlinux i86_64. It also fails to recognize the mic on my Logitech Webcam (PTZ, which I do not use). Both are connected ...
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Unable to install skype on LMDE,how to resolve these dependencies?

I have downloaded "multiarch" .deb file for latest skype and unable to install it on latest version of LMDE (linux mint debian edition Xfce x86_64). e.g step one : sudo dpkg -i ...
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Skype window doesn't show on Debian 7.0 with Openbox

I'm running Openbox on Debian, and I don't use any panels or docks because I don't really need them. I installed Skype (from here: ...
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(IP Telephony, VoIP and Video Conferencing) Ekiga configuration for LAN with same subnet

I am looking for a Open Source Voice Chat Application, like Skype, but within an isolated intranet (no internet is available). Is there any application which can run on Scientific Linux or CentOS? ...
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Skype hangs on Slackware when terminating the call

I have Skype 4.0.0.8, installed on Linux Slackware 14.0, kernel 3.7.0-smp+. It works, but every time when I click upon stop conversation button, skype hangs and I have to kill it. How can I debug it ...
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Skyping (video) on Linux

Ever since I have been running Linux I have not been able to use Skype video messages. Even the program I have downloaded for Skype is telephony, and I don't want Skype telephony. What am I doing ...
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How can I install Skype in Fedora 14 64 bits?

I would like to install Skype in Fedora 14 64 bits. However, I encounter this error during the install: $ yum install skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm [...] skype-4.1.0.20-fc16.i586 requires ...
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Skype webcam upside down but v4l1compat missing

I am running Linux Mint, but i think this issue will be mutual with Ubuntu. My webcam in Skype is upside down (in Cheese it's ok). There are a lot of topics dealing with this coming up with fix like ...
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How can I install Skype in Ubuntu on ARM?

I wonder how to install and use Skype in Ubuntu (12.04) on ARM architecture (my Toshiba AC100, which originally ran Android). I suppose there must be Skype builds for Linux on ARM: for Android, and ...
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Installing Skype on Debian x64

I am new to Linux and I'm trying to install Skype using this manual. I successfully download the package using the command: wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb-64 ...
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Macbook pro 8,1 skype audio

I cannot seem to get skype to use my microphone on this macbook pro 8,1. I've used alsamixer to set all speaker/mic setting to unmute with max volume, nothing. (although when I set the "digital" ...
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Forcing Skype window resize (under Gnome)

Using Skype 2.2 on Linux, the video which is reproduced seems to be limited to 320x240; the default options to resize the window are disabled. Is there a way to force a resize of this window? Just ...
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Skype gtk style not working on debian squeeze 64

I have installed skype on my fresh squeeze 64bit system. It works fine except for the fact that the gtk theme isn't really working and the result is quite ugly: How can I fix this?
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Howto reduce skype video outgoing traffic?

Issue background I'm having having problems with skype under linux. My video calls are all the time non-continuous and they're getting stuck. The situation is the same whether I use skype alone, or ...
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How can I use Skype with lxc?

Under Scientific-linux? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC I just want to separate Skype, because I don't trust it. We are using it only to call/chat with people, no file transfers!
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Skype doesn't work with webcam A4Tech PK-130MG

I've just installed Mint 12 on a desktop previously running Windows Vista. Despite using Ubuntu and Kubuntu on other machines, i still see myself as a beginner on GNU/Linux. On this Mint 12 machine, ...
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Is there a third-party application that can communicate over Skype's network?

Is there a program in the official Scientific Linux repositories that can communicate with people over Skype? I'm worried about Skype's security, but I want to be able to log in to my Skype account ...
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Skype missing GPG key

I wanted to install Skype on Scientific Linux 6.1: yum install alsa-lib.i686 dbus-libs.i686 e2fsprogs-libs.i686 expat.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 glibc.i686 keyutils-libs.i686 ...
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Sound input issue with skype, selecting a microphone?

Ok, Skype yet again has issues with sound. This time, it is unable to record audio. The system is using PulseAudio and I am using a web cam as a microphone. Actually, I tried another web cam and ...
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How to record Skype video calls on Linux?

I'd like to conduct recorded video interviews with Skype and am looking for a reliable tool to accomplish that. Is there anything out there that's not slow or buggy? I'm running (K)Ubuntu.
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Skype error in ubuntu 10.10

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 version. Recently i am finding this error. When i used to close the skype client then it used to go up to the desktop. ( The above panel where time and date are generally ...