HOW TO GET BERYL TO WORK ON VECTOR LINUX 5.8 STD + NVIDIARequirements.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.
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]
# installpkg * && exit Add /sbin to your path
In a terminal:
Find this line
make it look like this
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:
Option "TripleBuffer" "true"
In the "Screen" section of the file, add this:
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
At the end of the file, enable compositing (if not enabled yet):
Section "Extensions"Restart your X server
Option "Composite" "true"
You should know how to do this..... log off and then back on, or ctrl+alt+backspaceStarting Beryl
In a terminal again, as user (not root) type:
beryl-managerUsing BerylQuick 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/
- 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.