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Old 18th December 2007, 22:47   #16
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I can give you a CD, PM me your details/address
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Old 18th December 2007, 23:28   #17
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I am using Compiz on my Fedora 8 right now. The cubes and window fires seems all fine for show-off. After some time I stopped using the effects and came back to normal polished interface, which is much faster too.
Beryl I tried a while back, but it made my Intel based graphics card cry!
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Old 19th December 2007, 00:06   #18
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I would suggest you install Ubuntu 7.10 - the Gutsy Gibbon. One release later than what you have. 7.10 is the current Ubuntu release.

With 7.10, Compiz-Fusion comes pre-installed/configured. And it will work decently with your graphics card. All you have to do is go to System - Preferences - Appearance. And here, hit the Visual Effects tab, increase the level of graphical effects used. For more detailed instructions on this, and other things as well, hit this page - Ubuntu:Gutsy -

And Compiz-Fusion is what came out of two warring groups coming together(Compiz and Beryl). That is the best now.

If you really want to get Beryl to work on 6.10, follow this guide - Ubuntu:Edgy -
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Old 19th December 2007, 11:18   #19
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Installed 7.10 gutsy Gibbon, when I try to increase the graphics options (Appearance> Visual effects), it says " Desktop effects could not be enabled"
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Check ubuntuforums.org. It gives suggestions on just about anything. Ubuntu rocks. I can donate a CD anyone is interested.
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your onboard device is blacklisted. you can enable it , but there will be some issues
see Hardware/Blacklist - Compiz Fusion Wiki for more details
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This seemed a suitable place to ask about my problem with Ubuntu. Apologies if it sounds completely noob and dumb.

I had installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 (2000 vintage, still chugging along), and there is a funny problem that over-rides the Preferences settings: the screen is blanked every 5 minutes, no matter whether I am doing something or not. Only pressing a key brings the screen back on, does not respond to mouse movement.

What did I do wrong?
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I am using Compiz on my Fedora 8 right now. The cubes and window fires seems all fine for show-off. After some time I stopped using the effects and came back to normal polished interface, which is much faster too.
Beryl I tried a while back, but it made my Intel based graphics card cry!
Yep. Have been using Compiz Fusion for some time. It's cool to show-off but that is about it (like fire spitting mouse clicks, exploding windows and rotating cube ).
After some time, the novelty disappears and you are fine with regular UI.
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and there is a funny problem that over-rides the Preferences settings: the screen is blanked every 5 minutes, no matter whether I am doing something or not. Only pressing a key brings the screen back on, does not respond to mouse movement.

What did I do wrong?

Did you check the power savings settings?
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Yep. Have been using Compiz Fusion for some time. It's cool to show-off but that is about it (like fire spitting mouse clicks, exploding windows and rotating cube ).
After some time, the novelty disappears and you are fine with regular UI.


Very true!
From my prev experiences, you would try hard all the night to get these running somehow. And the next morning you get tired of all the special effects and would love to go back to a cleaner UI.
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Did you check the power savings settings?
I did, but the actual behaviour over-rides the settings like it has a mind of its own.
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Old 26th January 2008, 09:28   #27
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DerAlte -

Does this link help :-

erratic screen extinction - Ubuntu Forums

If you do not know if whether that helps or not, open a terminal (Gnome-terminal or multi-gnome terminal), enter the following commands, and paste the result here:-

1. dmesg |grep -i frame
2. lspci
3. uname -ra

The first message prints the log of the boot process, which is filtered (hence the |) through grep, a searching tool, to look for lines containing the word "frame". "-i" tells grep to ignore case.

Second command lists (hence, ls) the pci devices on the computer.

Third command gives name, and version of the kernel.

None of the commands require root privileges.

Note to others - It helps to give output of commands 2 and 3 above while asking new questions.
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Gopz so did you install beryl on Ubuntu?

I'm on gutsy gibbon now and am also looking forward into installing beryl.
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@gopz, did you get all the driver for ubuntu? if yes where did you get them from????
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Gopz so did you install beryl on Ubuntu?

I'm on gutsy gibbon now and am also looking forward into installing beryl.
Beryl is an older unstable version of Compiz Fusion, you are better off using Compiz rather than going for an older version. You can access Compiz (which is pre-installed in gutsy) settings by going to terminal and typing compizconfig
@Dinar-Which graphics card do you have ? Unless its Nvidia or Ati you don't need to install any video drivers seperately. Except that no specific drivers that are required on Ubuntu.

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