don't worry, if anything sux in LinuxICE, it's clearly my fault . take a look at http://bugs.openice.org. It lists the bugs and workarounds for the current alpha of LinuxICE. The general steps to get it running are:
3) Setup->ice configure
4) do the workarounds for the bugs listed on the bug-tracker
5) have fun!
/etc/nghost/nghost.conf or ~/.nghost/nghost.conf are your friends.
On the wiki, if something seems unclear, please point it out to us (or fix it yourself... hey, it's a wiki ). I'll be happy to help where I can.