Not sure if this is strictly #! or Debian, but here goes.
Using a PS2 Eyetoy as a webcam. Recognised by kernel, works with VLC, mplayer, cheese, and microphone shows working in pulse.
On Skype, on first start up, video works and test call works OK for sound / mic.
Making a skype call to a real person is where the problems start: I can hear and see my caller, But they can't hear me or see me.
If I try test call after this, I sound like a speeded up chipmunk.