- Surf to http://www.skype.com
- Choose "Get Skype -> Get Skype for Linux -> Download now -> Static"
- open a console
- find out if you have a 32bit or 64bit system
- if you have an X64 operating system, install a graphical library:
yast -i xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
- unpack the file:
bunzip2 Download/skype* tar xvf Download/skype*.tar
- run skype:
cd skype* ./skype
You will now have to select "Options -> Sound Devices -> Make a test call" and experiment a bit with what Sound Card you use. "Make a test call" will explain everything to you.