Skype just released a beta of version 2.0 of its voice-over-IP client for Linux. One of the most requested feature has been included, i.e., video support. Now Linux users can do video conferencing using Skype!
The Asus Eee PC comes with a web-cam but the bundled Skype client does not support video yet. To get it to work, one needs to get the beta software.
On the Eee PC, fire up Firefox and go to the download page and selecting the Xandros build, as of this writing, it is skype-debian_220.127.116.11-1_i386.deb. Install the application, which overwrites the bundled Skype version, by invoking
Open Terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T)
Create a script named "skype" containing the following:
Make sure that it is executable
And that is it! Enjoy!