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Author Topic: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8  (Read 5626 times)

M0E-lnx

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HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
« 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.)

    My ready-to-use packages can be found at My page You'll need all of those packages.

    In addition to that, you'll need to download the following dependancies.
    • libwnck-2.16.1-i586-3vl58.tgz
    • glproto-X11R7.1-1.4.7-i586-3vl58.tlz
    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
    • ctrl+alt+click&drag anywhere - You get the 3d cube... move the mouse to rotate
    • ctrl+alt+arrow keys - Change desktops
    • drag a window

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


    KNOWN ISSUES
    • The windows have a thick black border around them. As a quick work-around to this bug, right click on your beryl-manager icon near the clock on the bottom panel, hit the "edit themes" tab, and then hit the "Frames/Shadows" tab. Set the "Radius" slider to 0 (all the way to the left).
    • Keep in mind that Beryl and a work in progress, so there will be a bug here and there...

    Enjoy  ;)

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



    « Last Edit: February 06, 2007, 02:19:37 pm by M0E-lnx »
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    darkNiGHTS

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    Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
    « Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 12:34:44 pm »

    Your googlepages page is amazing, good work!
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    M0E-lnx

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    Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
    « Reply #2 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! ;)
    « Last Edit: February 08, 2007, 12:50:39 pm by M0E-lnx »
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    blurymind

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    Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
    « Reply #3 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
    « Last Edit: February 11, 2007, 03:00:30 am by blurymind »
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    status: playing around with new tablet and learning to 3d :p
    google page :  http://blurymind.googlepages.com
    DA PAGE :  http://www.blurymind.deviantart.com/

    M0E-lnx

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    Re: HOWTO: Get Beryl to work on Vector Linux 5.8
    « Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 09:46:21 am »

    Nice... We do need custom "VL" skydomes themes and maybe a splash screen toon.