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Old 03-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Beryl Partially Working

Currently, some of the features of Beryl do work. I can rotate the cube, make windows transparent, zoom, make water effects, and a few other things. Windows don't wobble or anything like that. Every time I run beryl-manager nothing works.

I'm running Suse 10.2 64-bit with a 7800GT.
I used this guide to get Beryl to the point it's at now and I went with the XGL method:

When I run the gnome-xgl-switch --enable-xgl command I get the following message:

Warning! MD5DIR is not set: you probably called this script outside SuSEconfig...!
Using MD5DIR="/var/adm/SuSEconfig/md5"...
No changes for /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers
No changes for /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
Can't find the PID file in the configuration file, going to try:
/var/run/ doesn't exist, perhaps GDM isn't running

I'm not sure what this means or if it's even related to the problems I'm having. I would really appreciate some help resolving this problem. Thanks!
Old 03-11-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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My own recommendation would be to not go with the Xgl method.
Old 03-11-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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Alright I guess I'll try the Beryl with nVidia drivers - no Xgl/AIGLX method and see how that works. I don't have time to do it right now, but I'll let you know how it goes.
Old 03-15-2007, 03:39 PM   #4
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In case it helps anyone, here's what I had to do to get Beryl working.

First of all, for the longest time everything I tried failed. I finally got to the point where I would get a white screen when Beryl would load. This problem eventually led me to this site:

After following those directions it worked...kind of...My windows had no borders. Here's what fixed that problem:

I hope nobody has as much trouble getting Beryl to work as I did, and hopefully these instructions end up helping someone else!


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