So after a clean install of Karmic on the Mini 9, I decided to try some games on it again. 1st up was a perennial favorite: Battle for Wesnoth. a simple
sudo apt-get install wesnoth
and I was in business. However, while the game is not terribly resource-intensive, it was a bit of a trick getting it to display properly on the 1024×600 screen, due to the bottom of the main game screen being off of the display, with no amount of moving it helping. Also, the preferences option was unavailble as well.
The solution is simple:
This loaded the game at a lower resolution, allowing me to get into Preferences>Display>Change Resolution.
Bam, they even have an option for 1024×600 natively :). Now the game plays great, and remembers the resolution set in the GUI.
Next time I’ll see about getting a native linux install of Neverwinter Nights on the netbook. Now that would be some RPG fun on the go…