Questions tagged [skype]

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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I need help to install Skype on Kali 2020

I wasn't lucky with all of the Google help so I came here. I installed the latest version of Skype on my Kali 2020 with sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb, and it all went correctly and installed with ...
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Open Source Alternatives to MS Teams [closed]

In the presence of current wave of COVID-19, we all are forced to work-from-home and attend online group meetings. In this context, my organization is currently using MS Teams for such meetings. ...
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Optimal VM configuration for Skype/Zoom

I would like to run Skype and Zoom in a VM sandbox with virt-manager. I am running Parabola GNU/Linux (based on Arch) on x86 hardware. I have set up a VM running a guest system with lubuntu. I tried ...
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Skype for linux won't launch

I am trying to launch the newest skype versions (~)8.57.0.116-r1 (~)8.58.0.93 on my Gentoo and it won't launch, the only error being this line in dmesg traps: skypeforlinux[17278] trap int3 ip:...
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Skype on Debian 8 (Jessie) runs but no window is showing

I have "succesfully" installed skypeforlinux 8.57.0.116 on my machine running Debian 8 (Jessie) using the instructions provided here. An icon appears in the menu, and when I click that icon six ...
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Install and run Skype in Snap(d) on Debian with Gnome 3 desktop

I installed snapd on my debian system: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-4-686-pae Architecture: x86 GNOME Shell: 3.34.4 ...
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Skype asks twice for credentials and doesn't save it

I've recently installed skype with snap and noticed that each time I start it it asks me for user name and password. But after I entered them it would still show me the login window with "Let's get ...
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Skype Linux Mint: no device found when running as user

I have a problem with Skype on my PC with Linux Mint 19. When I run Skype, it doesn't recognize any of my devices anymore whereas it was working perfectly before. I tried to launch Skype as root ...
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Skypeforlinux won't launch anymore

Since of the latest updates (within the last two weeks) skypeforlinux stopped working and the only thing I find in the logs is [ 324.575813] traps: skypeforlinux[2487] trap int3 ip:555cb8dab847 sp:...
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Docker: use app - Skype from container instead of host

I want to maintain host machine that installed docker with minimal packages as possible - I'm using archlinux that is rolling-based system, currently I have 142 packages. But when I'm at work, I ...
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SKYPE on ubuntu 14-04 — how to upgrade it?

SKYPE has upgraded its soft some while ago, and I missed my chance to reinstall it at that point. One of my comps run ubuntu 12-something, and I guess it is hopeless now to reactivate SKYPE on it ...
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How can skype sounds be changed, since the 5 version?

In the skype 4.3 sounds were in the /usr/share/skype/sounds folder (Ubuntu 16.04). I could replace the CallRingingIn.wav file to another and change the ringtone this way. But in the new skype (since ...
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Skype speakers output muted

Whenever I login my speakers volume are automatically reduced to zero. During calls other people are able to hear me but I don’t hear anyone. Speakers muted icon keeps appearing, and even after I push ...
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Skype doesn't start anymore

Skype always started and logged in automatically after PC start. But today it didn't happen. Instead of this Skype login window popped up and I was asked to enter my credentials. I entered them, the ...
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Skype Installation error on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install latest version of skype on my laptop with ubuntu 14.04 version. But when I install skype from latest deb file I receive following error Wrong architecture "amd64" My system ...
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Fontconfig error causes SEGFAULT in skype

One day running old 4.3 skype in openSUSE Tumbleweed accidentally got error: > skype Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-hinting-slight.conf", line 13: mismatched tag Segmentation fault (...
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How can I disable preview for links in skypeforlinux?

skypeforlinux automatically finds links in a text message and provides these links after sending the message by previewing them. For many links, a preview is created for each individual link. This is ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37 on CentOS 7 failed to open

I have installed Skype 4.3.0.37 in my CentOS 7 system. It's perfectly fine for one month. All of a sudden it stopped working and when I try to open it in terminal I get this error: (skype:9353): Gtk -...
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Installing the new Skype for Linux

OS: Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit I found out, there has been some development on the Microsoft end concerning Skype for Linux. I would like to try it out, I prefer more of a CLI installation ...
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libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.20)(64bit) is needed by skypeforlinux-8.9.0.1-1.x86_64

My environment: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 20 20:32:50 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ rpm -...
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Figuring out what caused a system hang

Over the past several hours I've had my Mint 18.2 system hang on me - twice during a Skype (64-bit) conversation, and a third time. Screen locks up, audio repeats a short pattern, no response to ...
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How to run Skype after installing it using AUR package on Arch Linux

I have installed Skype using the AUR package following these steps: wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/skypeforlinux-bin.tar.gz tar zxf skypeforlinux-bin.tar.gz cd skypeforlinux-...
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How to connect Skypeforlinux (and other programs) on Debian 9 through proxy

I have found this: http://xpo6.com/skype-for-linux-behind-a-proxy-server/ changed the ip address and the port, but it still does not work. Then I tried > export http_proxy='http://username:...
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Headphones with combo jack: Force internal mic for input and headphones for output

Linux systems have been having a historical (>5 yrs) problem in configuring audio devices especially commonplace headphones with combo jacks. Since many people want to use their favorite linux systems ...
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How to make Skype conference calls and screen sharing in Linux

Now that Skype got discontinued for Linux and only the 5 beta version is avalable, Linux users have a problem, which is how to communicate with Mac and Windows users. There have been lately a lot of ...
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Open installed software with terminal

I have installed skype from the terminal on my Ubuntu with sudo apt install skype. Now, how can I open skype from the terminal?
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How to change font on Skype 5.3 (skypeforlinux) on Fedora 25

The previous recipe was to use qt4-config, which is no longer working as you can't select a qt4 related theme. Any solution available? It's very small font on 4k monitor.
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Cannot sign in to MS services on Fedora 25 with PPPoE

I am on Fedora 25 and use the latest Skype for Linux. I have two ISPs - 1st one is ADSL and 2nd one is Broadband (PPPoE). On the 1st one, I have no problem signing in to Skype, but on the 2nd one I ...
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KDE Plasma: Skype messages opens up panel and won't close until clicked

I'm using KDE Plasma on ubuntu and I have aproblem with skype. Whenever someone messages me, the panel opens up and won't close until I read the message. Please take a look at these gifs: In the ...
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installing packages with oldest dependencies

System : Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit uname -r : 4.9.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 Well I updated kernel to 4.9. And updated all my packages. But now I'm trying to install skype and gtk3 library, and I get ...
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Video Skype on Arch [duplicate]

Is there any way to use Skype with video on Arch? The AUR package doesn't install, and it seems that the web interface has no video.
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How to install a RPM package in a right way?

I know its very basic question(but i am new to centos7), and very much confused, the examples i have checked over net someone is using YUM or first wget or tarball.Please tell the right way to install ...
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how autopause clementine on skype call?

With kde-connect is possible: when come a call, clementine autopause; with VLC is possible: on Skype call the music is autopaused. How can get this in clementine? Autopause music on skype call? I see ...
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How to install Skype on Debian 8?

Can you install a program made for Debian 7 on Debian 8? Specifically I need Skype, but it only has support for Debian 7; could I install that? I know it's preferable to use Linux- and community-...
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gdebi Dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install Skype on amd64 Kali-Linux following this tutorial. However once I got to step 4.1, gdebi skype-install.deb, I got this error message: This package is uninstallable Dependency is ...
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Alternatives to SkyPE that can call “real” phone numbers

I currently pay SkyPE $3/month to make unlimited calls across the USA and Canada (ie, the NANPA "1" international dialing code), and, less importantly, pay them about $4 month for an inbound ...
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Delayed script to boot exagear and skype using RPI3 on debian

I'm using Exagear desktop to run Skype on RPI3 (Raspbian/Debian). I have some naive users also using the system because of which I want to load both of them on boot (maybe delayed startup service). I ...
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Installing Skype in Manjaro

I'm having some problems installing the skype package on linux Manjaro using the pacman command since I get the following error: sudo pacman -S skype error: target not found: skype I made sure that ...
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Skype Alpha Install Problem ubuntu 16.10

Recently i had this problem to install Skype DEB or via repo: https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/downloading-web/?type=weblinux-deb See the log: Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory ...
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Trick to create restricted linux user I can remotely control no matter where it connects

Short version: I need to give my 4 yr old son a laptop so that he can skype with me from the other side of the globe. The only help I can expect from his legal guardian is turning the laptop on at the ...
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how to pass audio input stream to skype?

Is it possible to pass arbitrary input stream to skype? I have a server where skype is installed(skype 4.3 version). Server has Ubuntu 14.10 distro, xorg and openbox packets installed for X Window ...
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How to install skype on arch

I've looked everywhere and nothing has worked. I am just trying to install skype. I tried to see if it was in the repositories but didn't find it. So I wen't to the skype website and found a linux ...
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Log in to Skype for Business for Office 365 using Sky

I am trying to use Sky, the Skype for Business client for Linux, as recommended on the Skype forums (where Office 365 was specifically mentioned as a use case). I am using it on Fedora 23. However, it ...
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Installing Skype in Ubuntu

I'm new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed. I'm trying to install Skype. I downloaded the package: skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386 When I open the package, I'm taken to a window that ...
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How do I install Skype Integration to Debian 8.4?

I am on Debian 8.4 and want to install Skype integration for GNOME which I found here: Skype integration for GNOME But, I am getting an error. Click on the switch ("OFF" => "ON") Click on the ...
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How to install Skype plugin into Pidgin on Linux

Objective: Install Skype plugin into Pidgin communication program on Linux. Prerequisite: Having installed the latest version of Pidgin.
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Skype installation on Debian Jessie

I tried to install Skype - yes, I've read what the Debian wiki says about it, but unfortunately convincing every "friend" (like i have any, lol), family member and colleague to get on the '...
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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 which ...
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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 ...