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Old 07-15-2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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Multiple Problems with Desktop Effects/Beryl in Ubuntu 7.04 (Radeon x1300 pro)


First of all, I'm not exactly sure where to put this, so I hope I chose the right place.

*EDIT* I reinstalled Ubuntu 7.04, so my errors have changed, as well as the contents of this post. Now the only problem I have is:

When I try Beryl/desktop effects, my screen would just go white.

I've searched for fixes & solutions for hours with no success, mostly because I can't find someone who has the exact problem as me (and the same video card), so the main reason I came here, is so I can get a step by step solution, that works for my specific situation.

Any advice on what to do?

P.S. the word "main" is spelled wrong on the Linux - Newbie Forum definition

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Old 07-16-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
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<disregard this post, the post I was responding to has been deleted>

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Old 07-16-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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Hey vonfeldt7 don't worry about that user, its been reported.

What are the Beryl components you got installed? Here's mine
Code:
$ yum list installed | grep beryl
beryl.x86_64                             0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-core.x86_64                        0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-gnome.x86_64                       0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-kde.x86_64                         0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-manager.x86_64                     0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-plugins.x86_64                     0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-settings.x86_64                    0.2.1-1.fc7            installed       
beryl-settings-simple.x86_64             0.2.1-1.fc7            installed
Can you post the link to the tutorial you followed?

What does 'glxinfo | grep direct' return in terminal? It should be 'YES' if 3D is enabled.

Also post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Not sure about Ubuntu, but someone here will hopefully reply with some suggestions.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:19 AM   #4
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^^ i thought it would be easier to just get a fresh install of linux, so Now the only problem I have is the white screen, sorry if this has caused any confusion. (so do you still want me to try what you said above?)

I tried installing drivers from here but when I try to open it, it says "Could not open the file /home/vonfeldt7/desktop/...ler-8.38.6-x86.x86_64.run" it then says that "gedit has not been able to detect the character coding. Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file. Select a character coding from the menu and try again."

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:24 AM   #5
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Don't open it with gedit, you need to run that file.

As per that site,
Quote:
To install the ATI Proprietary Linux driver using the Automatic option, follow these steps:

1. Launch the Terminal Application/Window and navigate to the ATI Proprietary Linux driver download.
2. Enter the command sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.38.6.run to launch the ATI Proprietary Linux driver installer. The ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Setup dialog box is displayed.
NOTE: You should be root while doing this.

Edit: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...38.6-inst.html

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:28 AM   #6
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And also, go with the Automatic option during install.
 
Old 07-16-2007, 01:46 AM   #7
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Okay, I figured out how to run it, but how do I run it as root (super user)?
*edit*

nevermind, I got it, now do I need to configure it or anything? And I try to enable desktop effects, and it says "Desktop effects could not be enabled"

Last edited by vonfeldt7; 07-16-2007 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #8
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problem with multiple desktops

hi
i m ubuntu 7.04 user (nvidia graphic card)
i have installed beryl and all packages that it requires
but i have problem
i cant have different backgrounds on each side of the cube, i try to set up beryl to enable these multiple background (desktop manager supports viewports setting), but when i do that, i ve got only one desktop on one cube side, other sides was just a black screen and i cant change their background
pls help me to solve this problem...thx a lot

p.s.: sry for my grammar

Last edited by ikry; 07-20-2007 at 08:47 PM.
 
  


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