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Old 02-09-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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How to have Beryl as my desktop


I have the Knoppix 5.1 live cd and want to know how to have the 3d desktop, Beryl, operational. I have tried the boot cheatcode, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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Is this installed on your hard drive or are you booting from the live cd. If you are booting from the CD, there is a grub entry for beryl and thats what you need to select.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Yes I am booting from the live CD. What do I have to do?
 
Old 02-10-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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...If you are booting from the CD, there is a grub entry for beryl and thats what you need to select.
When you boot from the disc, there is a list of options to select before the system loads. Select the one for beryl (it could be listed as 3d desktop or something like that).
 
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Thanks - I'll try that.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 06:07 AM   #6
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Ok - I have found the alt. desktop option when I select F3 at boot and this is now running I guess. How do I get it to open? All I can find is the Beryl Settings Manager in Settings, but that doesn't get me to the 3d desktop.
 
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If you select the option to start the 3d desktop, then beryl should be already running and there should be a red ruby like icon in your control panel. The settings manager is jjust for changing various beryl settings.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 03:56 AM   #8
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I haven't got the icon or the desktop. In the Synaptic package Manager I am informed that beryl core, settings, plugins, libberyl setting, etc. etc.are installed. I think I'll just stick with the old one - thanks for your help.
 
  


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