Oops. I hadn't realized it was an old thread. I saw Jan 12, 2020, and assumed it was a couple of day ago. Not yet used to the new year. Thanks for not beating me up about that.
For what it's worth, and it may not be worth much at this point, the active icon shows up for me with this install.
I thought maybe the problem with the SKSE load was that the skse.ini file maybe didn't get created with a RUNTIMENAME pointing to TESV.exe due to being installed in the wrong directory initially. However, making that change didn't fix the problem. And I couldn't find logs saying why it's crashing to desktop on startup.
I've had no issues with audio under linux wth oldrim. In fact, the reason I downloaded skyrim was due to my brother saying it'd be a great way to test my new surround sound system, which it was.
I'll have to look into MO under Lutrix (I saw a reference to Lutrix when I looked up what proton was but didn't pursue it.).
I tried using https://openmw.org/en/ a few years back under linux but it wasn't quite usable at the time.
I've been running linux exclusively since 2000 for work/leisure, and I've gotten to the point that if I have to boot into Windows to play a game, it's just not worth it to me any longer.
But there's some older games I enjoyed that were too much work to get working under wine previously, even with PlayOnLinux.
While I was an old hand at modded Morrowind, this is the first time I've done anything with Skyrim. Honestly, I was so surprised I could easily run Skyrim under linux that I hadn't gotten around to looking into modding it until the UI issues became so annoying. What's the best approach?
Is there a way to get a list of Steam workshop links for mods like the one I used to install SkyUI? I'd really like to install the unofficial patch if one exists for my non-DLC'd version of Skyrim as well as the recommended mods listed here:
It's almost looking like I'm either going to have to buy all the DLC or upgrade to the special edition. Not sure yet if I want to do either yet.