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Old 01-07-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Beryl and nvidia Geforce 7600 GS


Hi, i am wondering if anyone has been able to get beryl to work using geforce 7600 GS? I have had limited success with Beryl, namely it works for a while but then "whiteouts" occur, i.e. the desktop and the kicker turn white and I ahve to reinstall Beryl to get things working again. The options that I use for the nvidia card are the following
nvidia-xconfig -allow-glx-with-composite
nvidia-xconfig -add-argb-glx-visuals
nvidia-xconfig --render-accel
nvidia-xconfig --composite
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas. Any help woud be appreciated.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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Which nvidia driver are you using? Also, Which version of Beryl?
 
Old 01-08-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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Sorry I should have mentioned that in my first post. I am using nvida driver 1.0.9631 and I have tried both Beryl versions 0.1.4 and the current snapshot from guru's rpm site. I am using opensuse 10.2
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:34 PM   #4
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I have the same graphics chip and experienced exactly the same problem. I would install beryl but it would just show up white. My solution was to reinstall the nvidia driver again AFTER beryl. I think I read somewhere it was to do with beryl overwritting some opengl library that nvidia had to replace with its own.

Just a side note, in gentoo, the nvidia driver provided by the package management system didn't work and I needed to download the original nvidia version from their site. I don't know if this applies in your case, but it might be worth a shot.

Good Luck,
James

Last edited by crazyjimbo; 01-08-2007 at 05:35 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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Thanks I'll try that
 
Old 01-09-2007, 01:49 AM   #6
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I use the latest nvidia driver, and beryl works very well on it.

BTW, on KDE there are some accelerate key conflicts such as ALT-F2 and ALT-F1, but you can re-define these accelerate keys as you need
 
Old 01-09-2007, 05:07 AM   #7
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Well no luck on my end, I tried reinstalling the nvidia drivers as crazyjimbo suggested, but I am still getting these "whiteouts"
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:57 AM   #8
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Run a search in apt or synaptic to make sure you have all of the Beryl packages required. Also, there could be a problem with your xorg.conf file. Type "glxgears" in a terminal. You should see a small window open up with gears going smoothly. If not, then glx is not enabled properly. The driver you are using is fine. There are two more drivers above it but yours is considered the stable build. please post your xorg.conf file if you are still having problems. I suspect you will find the answer there. it is under /ect/X11/xorg.conf.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #9
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I ran glxgers and everything went smoothly

28075 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5614.807 FPS
28082 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5615.950 FPS
28182 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5636.187 FPS
28086 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5617.116 FPS
28105 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5620.957 FPS

glxinfo wielded the following results
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7600 GS/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 2.1.0 NVIDIA 96.31
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_color_buffer_float, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers,
GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow,
GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging,
GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query,
GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite,
GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_float,
GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two,
GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader,
GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_texture_float,
GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object,
GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil, GL_EXT_packed_pixels,
GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp,
GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, GL_EXT_timer_query,
GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_HP_occlusion_test, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence,
GL_NV_float_buffer, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_fragment_program,
GL_NV_fragment_program_option, GL_NV_fragment_program2, GL_NV_half_float,
GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint,
GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range,
GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_primitive_restart, GL_NV_register_combiners,
GL_NV_register_combiners2, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4,
GL_NV_texture_expand_normal, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3,
GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program,
GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program2,
GL_NV_vertex_program2_option, GL_NV_vertex_program3,
GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_slice_accum
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

And here is my xorg.conf file

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2007-01-04T08:52:08+0000.
#
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift"
Option "ScrollLock" "Compose"
Option "XkbLayout" "is"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech Optical Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
DisplaySize 337 270
HorizSync 30-80
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "F-217"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "AIC"
VertRefresh 43-75
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce 7600 GS"
BusID "5:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection


Thanks for all your help, the Beryl forum is unfortunately broken and I haven't been able to search it.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 04:57 PM   #10
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Try adding these options to your "device' section. Remember to back up xorg.conf before making changes.
Option "RenderAccel" "1"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
Option "RandRRotation" "1"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1"
Option "TripleBuffer" "1"
Option "UseEDID" "1"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "0"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"
Option "Coolbits" "1"

All of these may not be neccesary, but i am using the geforce 7300 and they work well on mine. Let me know how this goes. I have a couple more things we can try.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #11
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Tried it but Beryl won't play nice, now I lose all my window decorations
 
Old 01-14-2007, 12:54 PM   #12
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Do you have the dev files for xserver-xorg installed? and maybe x11 as well. . . . .
 
Old 01-14-2007, 03:09 PM   #13
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No I dont have the dev files installed, I'll try that and see if that changes anything
 
Old 01-25-2007, 09:16 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gbj
Tried it but Beryl won't play nice, now I lose all my window decorations
select a different window decorator using beryl-manager. I use Emerald and it works great!
 
Old 02-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #15
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I had the same type of issue, no window decorations. Launching Beryl with one
of these 2 scripts fixed it:

## to launch with aquamarine/KDE window decorator

#!/bin/bash
beryl --replace dbus settings &
aquamarine --replace &

## to launch with emerald window decorator

#!/bin/bash
beryl --replace dbus settings &
emerald --replace &
 
  


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