hey there-- everything as i said is working great, however, i want to log something for other Linux users who have perhaps tried this method and encountered problems w/ the "settings" or "bookmarks" saving after close.
i don't know what i did to cause the fault-- it's possible that it happened when i switched Toolbar themes (so i recommend avoiding that), but after the first few times (obviously after my post above), i lost the ability to save settings and bookmarks. i solved the problem by launching as root, applying all of the settings that i wanted, and a few of my favourite folders for the bookmarks and the, first going to the "root" verstion of the same file to copy the contents, i pasted it into (deleting the old) at:
(obviously, opening these files in a text editor allows for manual editing)
IN DEFENSE of the XnView-Linux development project, I must concede that XnView Linux is CONSIDERABLY FASTER for certain tasks.
For example, using several full-screen captures, i recorded the lot of my TrueType Fonts, using AMP Font Viewer
(another WinE amp [sorry linux dev's, but it rocks too!]). I found that XnView-WinE took a considerable time to Update after cropping, saving "over" the oirg file. XnView - Linux, however, performed this task almost instantly, and does move faster from image to image, in view-mode. I conclude that it's nice to be able to use them both-- and i'm now more eager for the XnView - Linux update.
thanks again for the wonderful, useful software.