That was the biggest issue and got resolved, plus i also noticed that Ubuntu was running like a charm on these machines. So why not wipe out the whole Linpus installation ?
Redid the whole process altogether with the ndiswrapper procedure. Got Skype and aMsn to correctly work with sound and video from the builtin webcam. So it’s all peaches. The only thing is that i have to do this procedure for all laptops now.