@stretchedthin: Thanks for that link. I got Skpye running by following it, but unfortunately the bonus "video fix" didn't work; I've still got green lines instead of a webcam picture.
Some questions first and maybe I can help.
1. Are you launching skype from ths script (skypescript in the video) that was described in the video? Launching Skype from it's original executable will not launch V41compate.so which is needed to make the video work.
....I rewatched the video and apologize that point was'nt very clear. I'll try and fix it in the next couple days.
2. Double click on skypescript (or the name you gave it), tell me does Skype launch? and can you check the video in options, is it any better?
3. If that does not work, I'll ask you a few more questions to diagnose the problem.