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Old 04-21-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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beryl, compiz, xgl...


Hello

I download with synaptic(package manager) compiz and 3D-Desktop but I don't knwo how to use it.
Next I want to try Beryl but I don't know how to do that on Mepis?!

If anybody know a good help site or something would be nice and if berrryl is to complicated to install for a neewbie then please help me with compiz and the 3d desktop(and xgl)

thanks in advance

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Old 04-22-2007, 12:43 AM   #2
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We will need a lot more information than that.

What video card do you have, what drivers are you running, have you reconfigured X, etc, etc?

Setting up a hardware accelerated desktop is not exactly a beginners project. You might want to start with a distribution that includes it stock, like Sabayon.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 04:33 AM   #3
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I just know that I have a ATI X800, where can I get more informations?

But I think it should work...

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Old 04-22-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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There is a Mepis Forum dedicated to beryl. Also the Beryl Wiki has lots of informatIion.

If you just want to try it out, the knoppix live CD gives you the option of running beryl. It has a lot of impressive features, some of which might actually be useful .

As MS3FGX suggests it is not so easy to install. You will probably need to edit configuration files by hand. If you get it wrong the GUI may fail to start and you would have to fix things from a console login.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 02:29 AM   #5
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ATI devices are notoriously finicky as well. The official drivers leave a lot to be desired, and 3D acceleration just isn't up to par with the open source drivers.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 04:32 AM   #6
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ATI devices are notoriously finicky as well. The official drivers leave a lot to be desired, and 3D acceleration just isn't up to par with the open source drivers.
If the drivers are finicky (I don't mean to be mean/rude), but why don't you tell us just how do we get about to upgrading them. For example I am using fedora, can I perhaps use yum? I too am using an ati card for the HP notebook model Compaq nx6125

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Old 04-23-2007, 06:35 AM   #7
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There is an interesting thread on the Mepis site linked above about various video cards in the context of beryl.

I have been running beryl for a couple of days with Intel integrated graphics, which cannot handle some of beryl's more exotic special effects. Otherwise the performance seems OK. I'm sure an ATI with the X.org driver would be more than adequate for this.
 
  


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