Originally Posted by leonardrenda
.plus I can't find driver for Skype to down load on Mandriva hope this helps with my problem Thanks Leonard
Skype is an application and requires no drivers regardless of an operating system.
Have you tried enabling/disabling the option: Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels?
It's in Options --> Sound devices. In the same window, what devices are selected for Microphone, Speakers, Ringing (and what devices are available for each of them)?