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Title: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
Post by: M0E-lnx on January 03, 2007, 06:29:00 am
HOW TO GET BERYL TO WORK ON VECTOR LINUX 5.8 STD + NVIDIA

Requirements.
Special Note: Beryl is currently not shipped nor is it officially supported by Vector Linux... So any changes you make to your system are  at your own risk.

Downloading Beryl
Since Vector linux does not currently support or host beryl packages in it's repos as of yet, you are more than welcome to borrow mine until (I hope) VL eventually ships xorg 7 and adds beryl support (or build yourself from source if you'd like http://www.beryl-project.org (http://www.beryl-project.org).)

My ready-to-use packages can be found at My page (http://m0e.lnx.googlepages.com) You'll need all of those packages.

In addition to that, you'll need to download the following dependancies.
These are available at the above URL

So create a dir in your desktop and get ready to install.


Installing Beryl
Open up a terminal, cd to the dir that contains your newly download packages and [/list]
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# installpkg * && exit
Add /sbin to your path
In a terminal:
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mcedit ~/.bashrc
Find this line
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export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/X11/bin:
make it look like this
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export PATH="/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/X11/bin:

Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the "Device" section of the file, add this line:
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Option "TripleBuffer" "true"

In the "Screen" section of the file, add this:
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Option         "RenderAccel" "true"
Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option         "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"

At the end of the file, enable compositing (if not enabled yet):
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Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "true"
EndSection
Restart your X server
You should know how to do this..... log off and then back on, or ctrl+alt+backspace


Starting Beryl
In a terminal again, as user (not root) type:
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beryl-manager
Using Beryl
Quick tips

More information can be found on the official beryl web site http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/


KNOWN ISSUES

Enjoy  ;)

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Unless you've found a solution to the shadows problem, please post all questions/problems in the appropriate section of the forum.



Title: Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
Post by: darkNiGHTS on February 08, 2007, 12:34:44 pm
Your googlepages page is amazing, good work!
Title: Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
Post by: M0E-lnx on February 08, 2007, 12:46:36 pm
Thanks... ;)

Don't know much HTML, just the basics... but google makes it easy enough
One downside... you can't change the way the page looks... just add HTML on the inside the <body> and </body> tags... Same witht he <head>. So it's kinda limited, but it gets the job done... and best of all, IT'S FREE! ;)
Title: Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
Post by: blurymind on February 11, 2007, 02:52:57 am
Thanks... ;)

Don't know much HTML, just the basics... but google makes it easy enough
One downside... you can't change the way the page looks... just add HTML on the inside the <body> and </body> tags... Same witht he <head>. So it's kinda limited, but it gets the job done... and best of all, IT'S FREE! ;)
yeap,and it also gives lots of space..  ::)
I also made a google page and plan to put beryl material there too (skydomes,themes,screenshots etc etc...)

blurymind.googlepages.com

thanks for the howtos and the live cd. they are really something ;D
Title: Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
Post by: M0E-lnx on February 11, 2007, 09:46:21 am
Nice... We do need custom "VL" skydomes themes and maybe a splash screen toon.