Originally Posted by guitarplayer1953
[url] I take it your a blues hound like my self?
Absolutely, though the choice of user name is a longer story
If the video you saw was the Ubuntu VS Windows, well, holy sheep dung!
Confession time, my computer is a PIII with an old MX nvidia card. I have logged into a beryl session once or twice to watch the cube spin. All the plug-ins in use in that video would probably stop this machine dead in it's tracks
In fact I can't verify that everything in that video is possible with the Beryl version shipped with Mepis or Mandriva. One thing I am certain of is the version of Ubuntu available from the Canonical (ubuntu's umbrella company) won't do this out-of-the-box. Check the Beryl site for some pointers on distros if 3d desktop is important to you.
As to your apology, not needed imo. You've done no wrong.
To other members. Anyone know what live cds support Beryl so gp1953 can have a look? Mepis will do it with the proper nvidia or ATI card. Sabayon possibly? Koraa (sp?) ? Honestly not pushing Mepis, just don't know a better option in this case.
Edit/ Here's what is needed to run Beryl live with Mepis
A late addition was the inclusion of the Beryl 3D desktop fully integrated with KDE as a unique session type. Even though this is experimental software, we felt it was important to include Beryl with the default installation, so users can try it out, brag to their friends if it works, and get involved with the Beryl Project if they want the software to get better. Beryl can be tested from CD if you have an Intel, Radeon or newer NVIDIA graphic chip. To use 3D with NVIDIA you must explicitly choose to run the proprietary NVIDIA driver. From CD, only the new NVIDIA driver is available. If your NVIDIA chip requires the legacy NVIDIA driver, you have to install on hard drive before trying Beryl."