Hmmm, none of the systems in my house run Linux so I'm not able to help you much there. I've got a 5.6 gig update going now, so I'm assuming that is the patch.
I've had my own little problem - my vid card crapped out on me, and I'm just running off the motherboard's onboard video right now. Can't even load the game. I've got a lot of other computers I could play on, but I need to get mine fixed! Not too sure how much I want to drop on a new card right now... Anyone know of any great deals in Canada?
Hopefully they get the file going for you soon - let me know if it doesn't appear right away and I'll see what I can dig up!