I'm using win xp and the gui miner, got it running fine most of the bitcoin pools, also ran it on a namecoin pool, no problems.
I've tried to mine on IXCoin and IOCoin and SoildCoin and it keeps timeing out or some other error
For solid coin I tried on sc digbit and sc guild, and bitparking, can't remember any other pools I've tried.
Its an old MacBook so its an nvidia card that does about 5mhash, I know shouldn't be mining on a laptop... I'm just playing with it for a little while. Not sure what I'm missing, I've found that the opencl miner works best on the normal bitcoin pools, is something else needed for these alternative chains?