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on 10th August 2015 / by sarika.k
Skype is a software for instant voice and textual messaging. It is also useful for video calling, ordinary voice conference, screen sharing conference, group conference etc. It can be used for office and personal purpose, interviews etc. Following commands will help you to install latest version of Skype 4.3 on your Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal. First remove previously installed version of Skype using the below commands. sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386 sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 sudo apt-get update Steps for 32bit OS : sudo apt-get install gdebi wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb Steps for 64bit OS : sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gdebi wget download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.debIf you would require any further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. Skype Ubuntu Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 05th May 2015 / by Anoop John
We had to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a brand new Lenovo B40-70 laptop. Everything worked fine until we tested sound on Skype. The speakers were working fine but apparently the internal microphone was not working. After banging the head on many doors we came across this wiki page entry about troubleshooting sound issues in skype that pointed out that pulseaudio was incorrectly detecting the mono mircophone as stereo microphone. When we checked sound settings we saw that there were two channels and that they had identical amplification settings because both channels were locked together. The identical amplification on these two channels resulted in the audio input cancelling itself when processed as two separate channels. The fix was to unlock the channels and to reduce one of the channel amplification to 0% while keeping the other at 50%. I hope this helps somebody else searching for a fix for the same symptom. Ubuntu GNU Linux Skype Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Raj Sinha (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 10:27 How and where do you see channels? I am in sound settings > Input tab, nothing by the name of channels appears there. I only get Record Sound From: Microphone (Built-in audio there) and under input volume its slightly less than 100% there. Rahul Karthik (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 10:27 I have debain 8 installed on a new B40-70 laptop. I tried your suggestion but it didn't work. I tried many other amplification settings but all in vain. Can you suggest any other alternatives ? JanisA (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 10:27 Also works for Lenovo E31-70 intzizou (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 10:27 It works, thank you very much! Add new comment
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on 06th August 2014 / by webmaster
If you have been using Skype on Ubuntu and you have been unable to login to Skype recently then it is only that the old version of Skype for Linux is no longer supported on Skype servers. You can solve this problem by purging the existing skype installation on your system and then re-installing the latest version of Skype from skype.com Do the following to fix this problem 1. sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skype 2. Backup the .Skype folder in your home folder and then delete it 3. Download the latest version of Skype from the official website of Skype and install it. This should solve the problem for you. Ubuntu Free Software GNU Linux Skype Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *