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This command will capture your full desktop: So use this command, whenever you want to record skype-conversation ( or anything else ) ffmpeg -f x11grab -s wxga -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq /tmp/out.mpg


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When a package fails to configure, you can install the missing dependencies after the fact using apt-get install -f. Here is the description of -f from the documentation: -f, --fix-broken Fix; attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place. This option, when used with install/remove, can omit any packages to permit APT to ...


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There is software recordMyDesktop http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php which you can record any part of you screen you want. I use it to record my skype sessions. sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop to install it from main channels.


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Depending on your distribution you could add a custom notification script. On e.g. Ubuntu you could use inotify-send. Add some short cut key combination to write status to a file. E.g. Alt+Shift+M Then configure Skype to use this script instead of internal: Select notifications Enable Advanced View Un-check Display pop-up notification Enable Execute the ...


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Try pavucontrol. More information here - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SkypeTroubleshooting#Selecting%20Microphone%20%28input%20device%29 yum install pavucontrol You will have to select the right mic in the Recording tab of pavucontrol


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The skype.desktop files are not meant for you to run. To invoke skype you should be able to simply type skype in your terminal or run it via the full path here: $ /usr/bin/skype Files that end in a .desktop are configuration files for your desktop, not for you to execute directly. See here for example: $ more /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop [...


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Spoof to 4.3.0.37 version by exiting Skype and running the relevant command: 4.2.0.13 --> 4.3.0.37 Spoof (Tested Working) sudo sed -i "s/\x34\x2E\x32\x2E\x30\x2E\x31\x33/\x34\x2E\x33\x2E\x30\x2E\x33\x37/g" /usr/bin/skype 2.2.0.25 -> 4.3.0.37 Spoof (Not Tested) sudo sed -i "s/\x32\x2E\x32\x2E\x30\x2E\x32\x35/\x34\x2E\x33\x2E\x30\x2E\x33\x37/g" /usr/bin/...


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To install skype you need to Enable The Canonical Partners Repository open the terminal and type the following command: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" To perform an installation of i386 package on 64-bit system we need to enable multi-architecture to support both platforms. sudo dpkg --add-...


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Try to resize the Window with alt+middle mousebutton. Or try wmctrl to force a resize: wmctrl -r "Windowname" -e g,x,y,w,h Change Windowname into the one you want to be resized. g -> gravity, just set it to 0 you're good to go x -> x position on your desktop, 0 is left y -> y position on your desktop, 0 is top w -> new width for the window in pixel h -> ...


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Skype is a proprietary 32-bit application, and cannot use 64-bit Gtk+ theme engines. Try installing ia32-libs-gtk, which provides several engines. If that doesn't work, you'll have to change themes so that you are using an engine which is available in 32-bit.


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dependancies are packages your package needs to run ( for example libraries etc ). If you install a package trough aptitude / apt / synaptic this will check for the dependancies and download them. If you download a .deb file and try to install it manually this might not be the case. As posted before you need to install the required packages before ...


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Dependency search for libv4l-0:i386 $ aptitude why libv4l-0:i386 i ia32-libs Depends ia32-libs-multiarch i A ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 Provides ia32-libs-multiarch i A ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 Depends gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 i A gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 Depends libv4l-0:i386 (>= 0.5.0) To ...


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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). However, if you aim at higher quality, you will quickly reach the limits of the simple approach of simultaneous media grabbing and compressing. Hence the need for ...


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You are mixing Debian and SteamOS repos, and I'm sure that's a big no-no. You should remove the Debian repositories from your sources.list file. To fix you other issue, use: sudo apt-get install -f libssl1.0.0:i386=1.0.1e-2+deb7u4+bsos1 libssl1.0.0:amd64=1.0.1e-2+deb7u4+bsos1 This will force both packages to have the same version.


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The v4l2ucp package contains a video-settings GUI. You can use it to alter the skype video settings during a video call.


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Sources: here and here. Skype is in multilib repo. Enable it first by editing pacman.conf. In Terminal: sudo gedit /etc/pacman.conf Edit file by uncommenting below lines [multilib] Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist Then, to update sources and install Skype: sudo pacman -S skype


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See here how to install Skype on Scientific 6. Basically, you shouldn't do the check by yourself. I will outline the steps here: # yum install alsa-lib.i686 dbus-libs.i686 e2fsprogs-libs.i686 expat.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 glibc.i686 keyutils-libs.i686 krb5-libs.i686 libcap.i686 libgcc.i686 libICE.i686 libpng.i686 libselinux.i686 ...


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Firejail is a Linux namespaces sandbox program that can jail Skype, Firefox or any other GUI software. It should work on any Linux computer.


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1. Why doesn't apt-get -f install fix my issue? In a sense the sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb is installing a package in a broken state into your system, and the sudo apt-get install -f is an attempt to try and get apt to resolve your now broken setup by installing any missing dependency libraries. The major drawback with this approach is ...


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This is common problem in 64 bits for installing Skype First a downgrade is required and done with the following: create the 'preferences' file: sudo vi /etc/apt/preferences and insert the following lines: Package: * Pin: release a=precise* Pin-Priority: 2012 Pin-Priority must be greater than 1000. Then you may downgrade the offending ...


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Older info: Debian Jessie x64 KDE (back when it was still "testing") These commands are what works for me: $ wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb # dpkg --add-architecture i386 # aptitude update # dpkg -i skype-install.deb # aptitude install -f libc6:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386\ libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-...


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There are several layers of problems, and they have little to with skype. Any install/update of packages on your system could have triggered this. If you put your browser to http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mysql-5.5/ (url from the last error message without file name), you see that there now are different versions for libmysqlclient*0ubuntu0....


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Given the PID of the Skype process, you can do: for fd in /proc/$skype_pid/fd/*;do echo -n "File descriptor $fd points to " readlink "$fd" done For a given process, /proc/$PID/fd contains symbolic links to all the files the process currently has open. The links are named after the file descriptor number. So, to find a out where a process is ...


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Launch your process through strace: strace -fe open skype You will see the list of each open() syscall, that is every file (or connection) the processes opens during its life. Looking at currently opened file descriptors will not provide a log but only a "snapshot" of what the process accesses right now.


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strace profile You could try debugging it further using strace to see what system calls skype is making that are causing the surge in resources. This will show you what system calls skype is stuck in. Example $ strace -c ls afile1 afile2 afile3 afile4 afile5 % time seconds usecs/call calls errors syscall ------ ----------- ----------- -----...


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If as I suggested on the comments, the skype-restricted AUR package is not suitable for you (and note that I don't know the approach they use), I can think of two approaches: (Read to the end for the correct way of applying them on Arch) Change skype to a script that runs your real Skype Create a bash script that will call your real Skype: #!/bin/sh sudo ...


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This sounds like a job for a bash/shell script. What I would is create a simple if statement using grep to search the file for 1 or 0 and then replace them using the command you have. Say: if grep -q "<Online>1</Online>" "config.xml"; then echo "Statement Returned True, Will now execute" sed -i config.xml -e '197s!<Online>...


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Via ALSA emulation I don't have a Debian 6.0.x box to test on, but I think this way will probably work. Courtesy an example on the Arch wiki. First, use pacmd list-sources to find the name of your sound card's monitor stream. Grep for .monitor works pretty well: $ pacmd list-sources | grep '\.monitor' name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-...


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Did the message read something like server connect failed ? Then the problem is that old clients can no longer be used. What version are you running? I experienced this problem myself a few days ago (3rd August 2014) and had to upgrade. My upgrade was from 2.2.0.35-1 to 4.3.0.37-1 (Debian 7.6 wheezy). Upgrading fixed the issue. Also, I had been having ...



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