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Old 03-11-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
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I have no clue how to insall beryl on mandriva 2007!!


I want ot insall beryl on mandriva free 2007. This is my first aday using mandriva after years of using windows, so please explain what I need to do in such a way that a newbie would understand. I have read the beryl wiki but half of it is in french! I tried installing the rpm that there was a link for, but that did nothng.

Helllllllp!
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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If it's the 3D Desktop (cube) that you're after follow these steps to install & activate:

1. Goto System-->Configuration--> and click on Configure Your Computer (you will need to put in your root password)

2. Goto the section Hardware then click on Configure 3D Desktop effects follow the instructions.

When install is completed you will need to logout then press Alt+Ctrl+Backspace.

Now log back in, hold down your Alt+Ctrl keys then press either the right or left arrow key and your desktop should rotate.

There are quicker ways to install this feature, this method is easier for novice users to follow.

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Old 03-11-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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that's not realy what I was thinking of. I want to install beryl so I can change the theme to look more like windows. I really don't need memory hogging 3d effects. I'll try out what you said though and se what the 3d thing looks like

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Old 03-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #4
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I have now tried to instal KFBX. I downloaded and ran the RPM but nothing has happened and I can't find KFBX in the menus. I was going to try to install fluxbox, but I couldn't understand that either. I am getting extreemely frustrated . I have been googling for a while but have not found anything that was any bit helpful to me. Please Help!!
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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To install Beryl instead of going to Hardware goto Software Management click on Look at installable software and install packages. Now type beryl and select the packages you need and click Apply to install.

For KBFX right click the Panel goto Panel Menu then click Add Applet and select it out of the list of applets. To adjust the KBFX settings right click it and select Configure KBFX.

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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I searched for beryl but I can't find it?!?!?
 
Old 03-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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I found some directions for instalation with a command window, but it won't work. I have searched for "beryl" in software management, but couldn't find anything. I found this tutorial, but the second urpmi source didn't work.
here's the stuff that came up in the command window:
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# urpmi.addmedia sos-main http://seerofsould.com/mandriva/2007/i586/main/ with hdlist.cx
added medium sos-main
wrote config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation DVD.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Updates for Mandriva Linux 2007.0.cz]
retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "sos-main"...
    http://seerofsould.com/mandriva/2007/i586/main/hdlist.cx
...retrieving failed: curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'seerofsould.com'
retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
no hdlist file found for medium "sos-main"
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.sos-main.cz]
problem reading synthesis file of medium "sos-main"
found 0 headers in cache
removing 0 obsolete headers in cache
wrote config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
unable to update medium "sos-main"
what do i do? everything is harder to do on linux! with windows, you download an executeable file, run it and it installs automaticaly! Why can't someone do that for linux!?!?!?!?
 
Old 03-12-2007, 04:06 PM   #8
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try this site.
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

i don't usually use rpms. i prefer installing from source. you might consider that if all else fails.
jacob
 
Old 03-12-2007, 05:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasohl
try this site.
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

i don't usually use rpms. i prefer installing from source. you might consider that if all else fails.
jacob
How in the world does that work? I don't see anything related to beryl. I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to do this thing. I have gone to annother website (rpms.pbone.net) and tried to install the RPMS, but got an error message each time saying that parts of it couldn't be installed. I think I wil give up on the stupid RPMS and do source. How do I install from source?
 
Old 03-13-2007, 07:02 AM   #10
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Copy, paste and print these instructions if you need to.

Go here: http://www.mandrivauser.de/smarturpmi/ click the forward button.

Select a download location from these sections:

contrib release

main release

plf-free release

plf-nonfree release

contrib updates

main updates

Now go to the bottom of the page and click the hdlist button.
Now click the download button.

A script will now be downloaded to your home folder. Find this script (it's called smarturpmi.sh) right click it, left click on properties and select the permission tab, select the option to make it executable then click ok.

Now open a konsole window then type the following:

su then press enter, put in your root password and press enter.

Now type: ./smarturpmi.sh then press enter.

Now choose a (fully automatic).

You can choose to have your old source list (which is probably the dvd or cdroms you installed Mandriva from) replaced by the new list. When you have made all your choices the script will download and update your system with a new list (based on your choices from the website) of sources to get packages from and it will update some packages you already have installed at the same time.

When the whole process is completed, stay where you are and type:

urpmi beryl and press enter this should locate the package and install it.

Finally when all is completed type exit (most important) and press enter to return to normal user mode. You may now close your konsole window.

From now on you can use your graphical package manager or commandline to add new packages.

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Old 03-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #11
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Thank you for using of smart-urpmi
[root@localhost josh]# urpmi beryl
no package named beryl
*sob* I've tried it twice now but it doesn't find it.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #12
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Try urpmi beryl-manager. Don't forget you need to be root.

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Old 03-13-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
Try urpmi beryl-manager. Don't forget you need to be root.
I tried:
Beryl-manager
Beryl manager
Beryl-core
Doesn't work.

Edit: Hmmmmm.... This is wierd. I went into the control center and went into the RPM section. after it asked if it was OK to continue, it poped up an error saying, "The program has exited abnormaly." Is that bad? I think I will send th Beryl developers and email, but please keep the suggestions coming.

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Old 03-13-2007, 04:12 PM   #14
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Hmm, are you able to install anything at all using urpmi?

The thing is some time ago I was playing a bit with the beta of the upcoming 2007.1 and I had similar issues. It took me almost a day to find out that ALL of the urpmi IP addresses were pointing to the wrong directory on the server - small wonder I was unable to install anything...
 
Old 03-13-2007, 04:40 PM   #15
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It's case sensitive. Not this urpmi Beryl-manager this urpmi beryl-manager
 
  


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