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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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 for messaging only. But it is consuming some CPU time when idle. I need to limit the Skype process' CPU usage. Can that be done? I am using Linux Mint 17.2.
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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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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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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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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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Skype does not appear in panel (elementaryOS 0.2)

I had removed skype panel icon with this method : https://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 control.c:951:(...
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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 skype-debian_4.1.0.20-...
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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: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/downloading/?...
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(IP Telephony, VoIP and Video Conferencing) Ekiga configuration for LAN with same subnet

I am looking for an 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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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 libXss.so....
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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 ...