Picasa in Linux Mint 12

      It's really easy: Don't install the picasa for Linux thats offered in a .deb file on the picasa website. It works fine, but doesn't allow you to log into your picasa webalbums anymore. Something is broken.

      If you already installed it. Uninstal it using Synaptic. Uninstall it with all user content,

      Then go to the picasa website and download the version 3.8 for Windows.
      The  download fiile is called: picasa38-setup.exe
        open a terminal
       go to the download directory: cd /home/yourname/download
        type:  wine ./picasa38-setup.exe
        answer questions and ignore any error. After that run Picasa and select your foto directories.

      It will all work fine.