I've got Skype up and running, and can make calls/message. I may not be setting something right for the microphone to be working with this.
Here is a screenshot of my AlsaMixer, right now the Front Mic is turned all the way down because it is annoying to hear myself. If I turn that all the way up, whatever I say into my mic is output on my speakers...
In skype, I did a skype test call to see if my microphone was working. It doesn't seem to pick up my voice even with that Front Mic turned all the way up in AlsaMixer.
I've attached two screenshots, one of the skype microphone options, and one of AlsaMixer. From reading around, I tried to get a slackbuild for pulseaudio, but it failed when trying to compile at
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
I am on Slackware64.
EDIT: Forgot to attach screenshots.