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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Microphone not working with skype anymore Linux Mint 17.2

I recently took an endeavor into Linux Mint 17.2. For around a week my microphone has been working with the application skype with no issues whatsoever. A week passes and I end up needing to restart ...
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Skype installation on Debian Jessie

I see this question is quite popular. As most of people asking such stupid questions, I'm a recent convert. So far so good, but then I tried to install Skype - yes, I've read what the Debian wiki says ...
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Skype GUI messed up - Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and Skype 4.3

My Skype GUI is completely messed up (elements invisible, above each other or other artefacts). This is true for all Skype windows (main, chat, pop up window when being called). Some items will ...
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Skype bug with windows

I have problem with skype(I use Linux Mint). When I run computer all works fine. After 20-40 minutes something happening and I can't see chat window. It looks like this: I have one more problem ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37 on non pulse linux distribution

Well, recently I did a full reinstall of my Slackware 14.1 and upgraded every package that I could. Was just now surprised by the fact that the new Skype 4.3.0.37 needs pulseaudio. Just checked on ...
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Installing skype on Linux Mint/Debian

I am trying to install Skype using skype tar package from the dynamic option on skype download page. I moved the skype binary to /usr/bin and rest files to /usr/share/skype as per the readme. I am ...
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Record high quality video and audio during Skype calls - Bash scripts [closed]

Background Recording live video and audio during a call (or during any X11 desktop activity) is not very difficult thanks to ffmpeg and the amount of help articles available (including this site). ...
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How do I join a chatroom in Skype?

I'm unable to find the option to join a chatroom in Skype. I've downloaded the latest .deb and it still doensn't show the option to join a chatroom anywhere! I'm on Linux Mint 17.2. Does skype require ...
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How to limit Skype CPU usage

I use Skype only for messaging. But it is consuming some CPU time when idle. So, I need to limit only one process and only for the CPU usage. Can that be done easily? I am a complete newbie to Linux ...
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Running Skype through Wine

So many of you probably know how the linux version of skype does not support a video conference call, for unknown reasons to me. So to handle this I have tried running it through Wine. I applied the ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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How to install Skype in Arch-based Antergos Linux

In latest Antergos Linux, Arch-based, up-to-date. $ sudo pacman -S skype error: target not found: skype $ yaourt -S skype error: target not found: skype
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Skype/Spotify Installation Error: Cannot Install libssl1.0.0:i386

OpenSSL has been giving me a lot of gripe lately with some pieces of software such as spotify and skype. I include both apps because I think it's the same issue causing both to stop installing, ...
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Unable to listen or use microphone in Skype

I installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my machine (debian 7 64bits XFCE 4.10) and both incoming and outgoing audio is not woring. I tried the echo sound service of skype but to no success. Here my ...
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Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found

I am trying to configure Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1, running Skype 4.3.0.37. Since there was no amd64 package for Debian, I am using skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.10_amd64.deb. The installation ...
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Unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie 64 bit

I am unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie (64 bit). I have already enables i386 architecture . The issue is with the installation of the package libqtwebkit4:i386: rsiwal@rsiwal-jessie:~$ sudo ...
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How to change keyboard layout for skype from docker?

I deployed skype according to this document. However, i do not understand how to add keyboard layout and map.
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Problems with USB microphone

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ...
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How to use both built-in speakers and external microphone on a single jack?

I would like to use built-in speakers of my laptop and an external microphone in the same time (for skype). But my sound card has only one connector which does both output and input. So when I plug ...
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Fix Skype audio input in Mint 17 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon (Ubuntu 14.04) HDA Intel PCH The microphone works well (tested with VLC's capture mode), but Skype won't catch any sound. Only PulseAudio is listed in Skype's configuration as ...
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Can't input non-latin characters into skype on OpenSUSE 13.1

I'm currently having an annoying issue with the latest version of Skype 4.3.0.37 (installed from the RPM on a 64bit machine following the official documentation). For some unknown to me reason, I'm ...
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Skype installation on fedora 20 fails

I'm trying to install skype version 4.3.0.37 and it keeps giving me this error: Protected multilib versions: libwayland-server-1.2.0-3.fc20.i686 != libwayland-server-1.5.0-4.el7.nux.x86_64 Error: ...
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Unable to start skype in Xubuntu [duplicate]

After xubuntu updating the skype I am unable to launch the last. sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skype Erase /.Skype by graphic client sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ ...
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Can't Install Skype on Zorin OS 9

I visited the Skype download page and selected the Ubuntu Multiarch distribution package. It gave me a .deb file. I opened the package and it brought me to the software center, and I thought "all ...
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Video and audio lag on Skype 4.3 [duplicate]

Skype's video does work, but it's lagging horribly on the other end. It's not an issue of the computer on the other end, since I've had conversations before on Skype while using windows and never had ...
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How to prevent dwm from tag switching when launching Skype

I'm running dwm and Skype included in it's tag rules: static const Rule rules[] = { /* class instance title tags mask isfloating monitor */ <snip/> { "Skype", ...
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Login to Skype from terminal or any other way

Please let me know if anybody knows how to login to Skype on Linux Mint from terminal or any other way? I have tried a lot but nothing found. Desktop # ./skype.desktop ./skype.desktop: line 1: ...
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skype cannot connect, What should I do? [closed]

I have an error in Skype that says that Skype cannot connect. I tried reinstalling Skype but it did not work. I used following commands: rm -rf .Skype sudo apt-get remove skype sudo apt-get ...
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skype version spoofing?

Microsoft has apparently decided to terminate the skype service for older versions (before current 4.3.0.37). That's too bad because I'm needing skype for work badly. Since I'm using an old Mandriva ...
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How to record Skype calls (audio) on Debian 6?

I conduct business over Skype. Sometimes when I talk to clients they give a lot of instructions real quick. It would be nice to have a way to record conversations so that I could listen to them at a ...
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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 equivalent 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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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 ...