I was able to make it work once, with the Skype test message. I just followed the directions in the manual. Make sure you press the speaker button when you connect. I'll admit I haven't tried it other than that one time.
Have to admit I've had little luck in my several attempts, but here's a link in French to someone who's partially succeeded (VESA): http://www.ecsce.com/8204/
http://babelfish.altavista.com/ doesn't do too bad a job translating...
I own the 8204, and am very pleased with it. Very capable. But, I suggest you search through the forums for other threads on it, since there are several owners who are not happy with it for a variety of reasons. Forewarned is...
I have the Acer 8204 and like it a lot. A very capable laptop. However, you should read some of the other threads on it, as there are a number of people dissatisfied with it for various reasons.
I've had two lifebook e series over...
Maybe you want to try out Zeta - there's a live CD image at http://download.freenet.de/archiv_z/...e-cd_7560.html
Course, it's about $90 to buy it. But it's fast on old computers. It's not linux, but is definitely fun.