Update on Skype on Centos, neither the static linked binary from skype, nor the RHEL rpm for Skype (versions ...18 and ...20 respectively) were able to run with centos on mt Toshiba satellite laptop. In both cases, evrything works except the microphone. (no voice) calls connect, can hear person on other end, but can't talks (I'm now wanted for harassing phone calls. :-) )Interestingly this is exactly the same way skype behaves under
Fedora core2, on my "generic" desktop (generic = cheap MB). Note this is just an update. if this had been an actual question, There would be a question marl somewhere.