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How to install beryl

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EDIT: thanks

How do I install beryl on ubuntu 6.06?

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Those are two topics in

Those are two topics in one. Eye You could ask one of these questions in another thread... EDIT: Fixed. Thank you.

Hmm, here is how to install Beryl on Ubuntu Dapper with AIGLX.

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thanks

I am unsure if i am doing it correctly. I am fine at copying and pasting in the terminal, but i am unfamiliar with the interface. Is there somewhere that I can learn to read those linux commands/procedures? I am still getting a feel for it all.

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You could learn to use the

You could learn to use the commandline the way I did it, by typing man command every time you encounter a new command somewhere. Pay attention to the "see also" section of man pages, you might want to read the manpages referred to there. Unless you're using archlinux, there's also info, which usually has even more information.
But "my way" made more sense in the time when using the net was still slow and expensive. I had a quick look at this online book, and I think it's safe to recommend it.

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So I got beryl on the laptop

However, when i try to run it from the red gem icon andrightclick to switch to beryl my laptop freezes. How should i resolve this? My specs are on my signature.

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Have you got 3d

Have you got 3d acceleration working? What is your output from glxgears
[in terminal]

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when i typed in glxgears in terminal

it sent back
"libGL warning: 3d driver claims to not support visual 0x42"
BTW: direct rendedring = yes

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which 3D driver are you

which 3D driver are you using ?

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where do i look that up?

im not sure.

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What chipset is your

What chipset is your graphics card? Is it nvidia, ati, via etc?

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xorg.conf

Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and look for "Driver".

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This is what i found

S3 Savage IX8 with 8MB
S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV

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driver

But what driver are you using?

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how about this???

Section "Device"
Identifier "S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
Driver "savage"

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got it working, thanks

no hardware issues. But can you guide me on the bindings and how to put the cube on?

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What?

What exactly did you get working? GLXGears? Beryl with no effects but a working window manager?

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so..

i ran
sudo beryl-settings

and i was able to access beryl, before that the computer kept freezing when i clicked on emerald manager icon.

when i hold down ctrl alt and press left and right a mini windows appears in center, and i can switch desktops, for some reason i feel this is ubuntus not beryls?

But i havent been able to turn on effects yet.

I think i have to bind commands, mainly because they all say "disabled" for the cube and such.

you still think its a hardware issue?

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hardware

I'm pretty sure it's that the savage driver doesn't support the things needed for fancy effects. I don't think there's a nonfree driver that does either. (All the reverse-engineering efforts are on ATi and NVIDIA's cards because they're the most popular.)

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