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Verify that the snd-usb-audio kernel module is available and loaded, so that ALSA can see the devices.
1. Why doesn't apt-get -f install fix my issue? In a sense the sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_126.96.36.199-1_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 ...
Is it even running -> is it showing up in top/ps? Have you tried to switch windows with alt-tab? I had this issues aswell with openbox and fluxbox back in the day and could mostly solve it this way.
Skype seems not to display itself by default, or at least by some of my previous settings. If I run tint2 prior to trying to run Skype, I can see Skype's icon in the panel.
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