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Old 02-03-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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Distribution: Kubuntu 7.10
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Titlebars do not appear or beryl crashes

My problem is Beryl either crashes or no titlebars are displayed. I am running Kubuntu (6.10) fully patched on a Gateway with a 1.8Ghz, 512mb RAM, and a NVidia 6600GT graphics card. I know this supports Beryl because I had it successfully running yesterday, unfortunately that feeling of elation only lasted about an hour.

I had thought the issue was direct rendering because it is disabled when im in XGL, however I'm in KDE now and beryl still crashes even though direct rendering is enabled

truth@Alexia:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
I have been researching the cause of this and have attempted to implement multiple things such as adding

Option "TripleBuffer" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
Option "RenderAccel" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
to my Xorg.conf but that didn't help. I also tried executing beryl with SU priveleges but that didn't do anything for my problem either.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Old 02-03-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2005
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Distribution: Gentoo AMD64 Testing
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Beryl requires the XOrg randr extension in order to work. That was my problem when I was installing it, anyway.

To see if you have randr installed, run:
If you get some information out, then it worked. If you get an error about the extension not being installed, that is your issue (enable randr in the xorg.conf to fix it).

When I was debugging beryl I also found it helpful to just run beryl in the terminal rather then using beryl-manager to change window managers. That way, any error messages (such as the missing randr extension, will be shown on the terminal). To run beryl, just run the command:
Old 02-03-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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Distribution: Kubuntu 7.10
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Well I got it to work temporarily. Temporarily being the key word because now my menu bar is frozen and beryl is crashing again so now I have graduated from being midly upset with my computer to having dark, morbid thoughts about dousing it in gasoline fire and using it to make s'mores.

Btw, I got it to work by changing the graphics card being used. For some reason it was still using the old nv one
Old 05-05-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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Distribution: Xubuntu 7.04
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I had the same problem when I installed Xubuntu 7.04. The titlebars were there when Xfce started but not when beryl loaded. After messing with it and adding "Option" "ARGBGLXVisuals" "True" to xorg.conf, the titlebars still weren't there.

My fix was to go the Xfce menu --> Settings --> Autostarted Applications and add "beryl" and "beryl-manager" to the list. This way, Xfce loads first and then loads beryl. The "beryl-manager" was what made everything work and doesn't show up on first load. Not for me anyway.

This was all done on an Intel Integrated Graphics 945GM Chipset. Anyways, hope this works.

- Bash

Last edited by I3asI-I; 05-05-2007 at 11:56 AM.


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