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Old 03-18-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
mkhan919
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installing beryl


hi, i am using Mandriva Free 2007 on a toshiba satellite m70 laptop (512 MB Ram, 2 Ghz Centrino).

I wish to install beryl on my system but when ever i try
urpmi beryl-core

i get an error saying that there is no such package.


And yes, i have already configured my urpmi sources...multiple time, with different source urls, but nothing seems to work.

Any idea on how to get it working.

also, would it work on this laptop model, since i have an intel 3d extream built in graphis card.


Thanx
 
Old 03-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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The project page is always a good place to start, I found this in their wiki

http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/I...yl_on_Mandriva

Failing that, there's always Google,

http://symbolik.wordpress.com/2007/0...mandriva-2007/

http://seerofsouls.com/wiki/How-Tos/BerylMandriva2007

and there's more,

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-...+mandriva+2007
 
Old 03-18-2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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Well I'm guessing something like that would be in a third party source location, such as the PLF - they tend to do a good line in "eye-candy".

You might try posting your urpmi sources list as someone with greater knowledge might be able to direct you toward a source that does indeed contain the package you're after.

regards

John
 
Old 03-19-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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hmmm....
i would try the official site and see if i can get it to work.
As far as urpmi source is concerned, well i set them using eazyurpmi website. I would post the exact source url that i am using when i get home.

thanx for the input.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mkhan919
hmmm....
i would try the official site and see if i can get it to work.
As far as urpmi source is concerned, well i set them using eazyurpmi website. I would post the exact source url that i am using when i get home.
The PLF is nothing to worry about. They repackage stuff that Mandriva can't have for copyright reasons - in theory I understand that that might be an issue in the US.

Plus theres the other issue, that once Mandriva set the packages available for a certain edition of the distro, they don't tend to add any more and all you get are updates (security, bugfixes, etc etc) versions of mandriva have often been a little behind the times - not mega out of date, but these days as far as I can see, the are a bit on the conservative side with selection of packages included in "official" sources.

This forum used to be a good place for info - it's "semi official".

You should remember, that not all distro's were created equal. Mandriva is a) commercial and b) rpm based. So it's in their interest for you to get something "solid" but also so that you update/upgrade when the next edition comes out with the newer package selection.

If you are really interested in getting round this, then you might think about looking into a "meta" distro (most of which aren't rpm based). They tend to be "community" distros and either source or debian based (though thats not a "given"). This one that I'm using - SIDUX is based on "debian unstable" which is usually enough to scare the newb user away. With a little more than basic knowledge it's brilliant (IMO). Or, because Gentoo can be a bugger to install, then why not look into Sabayon, gentoo based but apparently much more user friendly.

If you wanted to try the *buntus (Ubuntu if you like gnome, Kubuntu if you like KDE - erm, mandriva usually defaults to KDE) they are debian based, AFAIK you can get beryl installed without many probs - but you still have to add the repository so that the package manager can get the package. Theres no way round that - even if you get it on disc you still have to have got it somewhere.

S'up to you my friend.

regards

John
 
  


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