XPenguins on Linux Mint 16 (Sarah)

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Mar 27 13:41:11 UTC 2017

On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:07:47 +1100, Timothy Herrmann wrote:
>Currently XPenguins doesn't work on Linux Mint 16 (currently 2017) and 
>instead says: "Redrawing overwritten desktop icons". I assume that the 
>message is saying that it is redrawing icons that were overwritten by 
>penguins mining them when the application hasn't even started. Using 
>WinPenguins on Windows is rather quite fun and I would like (and lots
>of other people too :D) to use XPenguins on linux again.

If you wish that somebody solves the issue, it belongs to the bug
tracker of the distro you are using and not to a discussion list of
another distro, that has got less to do with the distro you are
using. Mint is free to use packages from Ubuntu, but the Ubuntu
community can't solve issues caused by a derivative. Let alone that you
even didn't mention on what Ubuntu release Mint 16 Sarah is based and if
XPenguins including it's complete dependency chain, is from official
Ubuntu repositories only. If you at least would mention this, you could
expect help from perhaps Ubuntu users (I don't recommend to ask at the
Ubuntu users list, since by the policy it's unwanted, but some users
are likely willing to help, if it should be something users could


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