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Old 18th December 2007, 15:19   #1
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Does anybody know how to install LINUX UBUNTU BERYL? with all the 3D effects and fancy stuff?

I have downloaded Ubuntu but dont exactly know how to install Beryl
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Old 18th December 2007, 15:42   #2
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which UBUNTU version u have downloaded ?

which graphics card u have ?
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hey Gopz

ist u will need to install UBUNTU and then u can install Beryl on it depending upon the graphics card u have.

so go on and install Ubuntu and then we can discuss about installing Beryl.
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Errr... What is it that you guys are talking about? I thought the engine-vengine talk is complex, but this takes the cake. The only thing I can recognise in this whole conversation is Linux.
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Old 18th December 2007, 16:11   #5
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Installed Ubuntu successfully.

Compaq Presario 6910P laptop

Core 2 Duo T7300
Intel built in graphics card
1GB RAM

Im following the instructions from here:

Blog of Lennart Hansen: 3D Desktop (Beryl and Xgl) on Ubuntu Edgy Eft with ATI card

But cannot find these files: xserver-xgl, emerald-themes, beryl and xorg-driver-fglrx



How do I install Beryl

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Old 18th December 2007, 16:26   #6
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Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type "lspci"



this command will give the output which has details abt your graphics card.



and then please check the compatiability of your card with Beryl cos not all cards are fully compatiable with Beryl.




and the files u listed should be with the graphics card driver i believe
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Old 18th December 2007, 16:32   #7
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why dont u download these packages/rpms if u cant find them on ur system and then proceed with the install.
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Old 18th December 2007, 16:36   #8
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This is the info I got abt the graphics card, is this compatible with Beryl?

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)



I am a total newbie to Linux so I need help!
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Old 18th December 2007, 17:12   #9
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i believe your card is the culprit here,i have heard that Beryl works well with ATI Radeon cards.

let me do some research and will let u know soon.

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Please check this thread out and it will surely help

The Beryl Project • View topic - Install Beryl on Ubuntu with Intel Centrino Duo (onboard gra
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Errr... What is it that you guys are talking about? I thought the engine-vengine talk is complex, but this takes the cake. The only thing I can recognise in this whole conversation is Linux.
Ubuntu is a distribution of the GNU/linux operating system. It is easy to use - just boot from your install CD, and follow the instructions. You can continue to have WIndows on the harddisk.
Make sure that you have enough space on your hard disk before you start the install process.
Visit the ubuntu site Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu for info. You may be able to get get a CD from:-
http://shipit.ubuntu.com/ or your local linux user group. PM me with your location info for contacts.
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Gopz - ATI chipsets are different from Intel graphics chipsets. Instructions ATI may not work for Intel chipsets. Depending on the version of Ubuntu you have, there may be problems to run beryl.
In addition to the link above, you should read
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...iz/+bug/140833

Compiz has been later renamed, (cant remember whether compiz became beryl or otherway around).

Please note that i810 is not same as your chipset. It works on i810 does not mean that it will on 965 too.

Even without beryl / compiz, Ubuntu is a great OS to work with. Even if beryl does not work right now, just stick to ubuntu and within few months, your wishes will be fulfiled.
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OK thanks guys...will wait and see...will get back in case I find any updates.
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Ubuntu is a distribution of the GNU/linux operating system. It is easy to use ...
Thanks for the education. From whatever I have read on the site, I am impressed.

Downloading a CD worth of data is a tall order for my home connection. I will try to order it from shipit...
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Downloading a CD worth of data is a tall order for my home connection. I will try to order it from shipit...


There is a linux user group in Bangalore. They have a mailing list on yahoo groups. Do get in touch. Somebody will be happy to donate / sell a CD to you. SHould not cost more than price of a blank CD - max being 50. Worth doing the search on yahoo groups.
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