Beryl

  • mattephotofinish
Posted: Tue, 10/09/2007 - 14:07
Anyone had any success installing Beryl? -Dan

got it

  • socphoenix
  • 03/07/08
  • Thu, 04/03/2008 - 04:48
I have beryl and compiz on right now, and for some reason installing compiz fixed my problems, although Compiz isn't working now (beryl is). It works well enough, though. So I guess I'll just leave good enough alone for now.

xorg.conf

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 04/01/2008 - 16:23
Did you edit your xorg config file? This is the most commen reason for failure. Google for beryl or compiz setup.

beryl configuration

  • socphoenix
  • 03/07/08
  • Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:59
I recently installed beryl, and I can't get it to activate. I have the manager and the beryl-xgl listed in the sessions startup, yet when I click on the red ruby on my taskpanel, it won't change to beryl. Every time I tell it to, it goes straight back to gnome. Is there a way I can find a log to help fix the problem, or does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks, }SoC{phenix

My Point exactly...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 01/30/2008 - 14:59
I have Beryl installed for one purpose and one purpose only. I call it the WOW factor. The quality of my recordings have increased steadily with time, and to tell the truth, my first recordings were Horrendous... but, when I got my DDX3216 people sat up and noticed. The material sounded about the same (same mics but 24bit) but because of the moving sliders I became "Pro" overnight. Same with Beryl. Linux is ok, but 64studio with Beryl is "Amazing" - and that's what you need to win over some customers. The better (or more exotic) your gear, the better. I never use Beryl while I work at home, or for serious recordings, but my brother has such a powerful vid card that he runs it by default. Comes down to your own preference really... Cheers

Compiz absorbed Beryl?

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Wed, 01/30/2008 - 14:42
I'm normally not much of an eye candy fan, but I did start down the path of installing Beryl on one of my laptops (Debian Unstable). After looking around some, it seems Compiz is the more current one now. After I wowed my Windows friends, I find that I rarely use it, but some of the plugins (Expose` in particular) can be real productivity boosters. There are upgrades every couple of days for Compiz, so it seems to be in heavy development. If you've got plenty of ram and a good vidcard, it's fun. If not, save your CPU cycles for music!

agreed

  • stevencomerthornley
  • 01/09/08
  • Thu, 01/10/2008 - 14:01
so true " is not '' nor `` so funny lost my gdm over that once nano'd my xorg.conf to fix it, very obvious that the characters were not recognized from the single user command line

Beryl walk through...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 01/10/2008 - 06:13
The best one I found so far... http://www.debianadmin.com/how-to-install-beryl-in-debian-etch.html Just be sure to use the right parenthesis... for instance "true" and not “true”!!! Cheers,

http://www.debianadmin.com/how-to-install-beryl-in-debian-etch.h

  • CJ Miller
  • 03/20/08
  • Mon, 04/07/2008 - 03:27
The following packages have unmet dependencies: beryl-manager: Depends: beryl but it is not going to be installed emerald-themes: Depends: emerald (>= 0.1) but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages So it's not working here. I'm too n00b to do much about it now. Guess I'll go try to get other things running on here. Hopefully my audio card arrives tomorrow!

easy

  • stevencomerthornley
  • 01/09/08
  • Thu, 01/10/2008 - 02:38
http://debian.beryl-project.org/ http://debian.beryl-project.org/dists/etch/main/ THE hard part was getting my Nvidia driver to come back to life after the 'upgrade' from Etch to '64studio' the CD install for 64studio just won't survive the gdm envoke--black screen for me so upgrade pathway is the only way here for me. ETCH is the easiest install for linux ever--and I've tried a few more than you might imagine. Yeah--so, after a freakin' nightmare trying to get all the dependencies for the Nvidia driver taken care of after the 'upgrade' it was a simple install using the command line booting from the single user option in grub for the MM-kernel--- so then the beryl install was easy as Synaptic and putting Beryl-manager in sessions--------------DUDE you gotta put all sorts of crazy stuff in your xorg.conf file like this # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder26) Thu Dec 13 18:55:42 PST 2007 # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.) # # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only* # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg # package. # # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated # again, run the following command: # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" 0 0 InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" Option "AIGLX" "on" EndSection Section "Files" # path to defoma fonts FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi" FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" Load "i2c" Load "bitmap" Load "ddc" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "vbe" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc104" Option "XkbLayout" "us" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Generic Monitor" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GS]" Driver "nvidia" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GS]" Monitor "Generic Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true" Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true" Option "RenderAccel" "true" Option "TripleBuffer" "true" SubSection "Display" Depth 1 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 4 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" EndSubSection EndSection ######################################## ####################################### #MUST HAVE THIS SECTION Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection ###########################################################################3 Yeah---so, you know the drill--READ like half a dozen slightly different HOW-TOs and do a bunch of experiments and break your system a few times until you do what works Of course somewhere the DEBIAN way will advise you to not install Beryl because it might mess up your system-DOY!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLl

PS:

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 21:57
I do not even have a windows PC in my home any more. Only my work Laptop (but that doesn't count - its not mine) and I dual boot that with 64studio as well! Cheers,

Trouble

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 21:55
Then you are in trouble. The internet is the lifeline for linux. You can learn to do anything on linux in a matter of minutes if you use the net to guide you. That's what makes Linux so nice - everything is open. The source code and the advice! Get your system connected ASAP ok

The repository to use

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 15:23
The repository to use is: deb http://debian.beryl-project.org/ etch main This will give you beryl compiled for etch (which is exactly what you'll need!) So, follow the compiz installation instruction up to where you actually have to install compiz, and then just add the above repository and install beryl (and all it's dependencies) Be sure to add the debian etch repo as well (and the 64studio-backports one come to think of it) Happy installing!

Installation

  • mattephotofinish
  • 10/05/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 16:38
I'm new to all this guys. First time I've touched linux since highschool. New to repositories and such. What if you're linux pc doesn't have an internet connection? -Dan

Yes

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 15:18
Installed it from a repository and it works fine. My install is a combination of Compiz and Beryl instructions. I followed the Compiz instruction on how to get your PC ready for 3D desktop, and installed Beryl. Worked 1st time. The problem now is that the Beryl Wiki has been closed down... I'll see if I can remember an post it here. Cheers,