Alas age and a dodgy shoulder scuppered my weekend. I’m such a pussy to pain .. sorry people – Audacious will replace XMMS as it is more compatible with PulseAudio and more advanced (newer) sound systems – the skins are compatible which is a big bonus as Ive collected many XMMS skins. Once the Audacious tests and Slim login manager issues have been solved I will look at creating a simple interface to install set packages groups (like an Office group or Multimedia etc…) – it’ll just be a simple gtk dialog box with a simple bash script (I wish I had the time to learn Python or TCL scripting)….
PS. Need to look into the free versions of Cedega or Crossover – they’re out there but I’m not sure how up-to-date they are as Play on Linux is now kaputt!