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End to the Mint Saga…or is it?

by on Feb.22, 2010, under Techie

Well all is grand with Mint now! I ended up loading my HLSW software into the VirtualBox of Vista since I couldn’t get it to run at all in any form of Wine software. I also went with PuTTY and just let the Windows .EXE run thanks to PlayOnLinux (used to get my Steam on the machine) for all my SSH needs. Last but not least I got my screensaver I love to run – Fireflies – by switching from gnome-screensaver to xscreensaver; which if I wasn’t a Linux Desktop N00B I would have figured out a long time ago by just reading the note after it in the Software Manager (for xscreensaver or standalone – DOH!).

My only problem so far was when switching from gnome-screensaver to xscreensaver I let the machine idle and when I woke it back up – was connected to it via UltraVNC – it never gave me a login prompt so I had to reboot it.

NOTE: Since as of right now I can do 100% of my work on Linux Mint I am mostly done messing around with it, but I would love native (Wine is close enough) support for HLSW and some of my games (League of Legends for one!) so I plan to mess with different Wine options as I have time down the road.

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