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Topic # 13594 19-May-2007 10:01
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Hi people, two days ago I decide to upgrade to Ubuntu Feisty, and after that, I've passed the whole two days trying to make beryl work, I've done everything, but nothing seems to work.


All what I get after doing Beryl on console is that all the borders disappear, and this is what I get:


andrea@andrea-desktop:~$ beryl
************************************************** ************
* Beryl system compatiblity check *
************************************************** ************

Detected xserver : AIGLX

Checking Display :0.0 ...

Checking for XComposite extension : passed (v0.3)
Checking for XDamage extension : passed
Checking for RandR extension : passed
Checking for XSync extension : passed

Checking Screen 0 ...

Checking for GLX_SGIX_fbconfig : passed
Checking for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap : passed
Checking for non power of two texture support : passed
Checking maximum texture size : passed (2048x204

Reloading options
libpng error: Read Error
Cancelado (core dumped)
andrea@andrea-desktop:~$



I'm using a AtI Radeon X300 by the way!!!


Any Idea?!


Thanks!,
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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 71282 19-May-2007 13:53
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Oh NO a Radeon card!!! Foot in mouth I'm not a super pro at the Limmicks Ommerating Syshtem but I may be able to help.

I have a Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB on my laptop & I got Beryl going quite easily after some fumbling.

Well you got two choices of drivers. Every time I use the 'restricted' drivers Beryl won't work. If I use the open-source drivers it all works happy.
Umm. AIGLX won't work for me. XGL does though. At least I think so.

Also, make sure you select these packages in the package manager. A good half of them will automatically select themselves but make sure anyway:

beryl
beryl-core
beryl-defaults
beryl-manager
beryl-plugins
beryl-plugins-data

beryl-settings
beryl-settings-bindings
emerald
emerald-themes

libberyldecotation0
libbweylawrrinfa0
libemeraldengine0


You may find that you need to click 're-load window decorator' in the beryl-utilities menu thingie. Because sometimes it doesn't load right when you start Beryl. Silly bug I know but it isn't considered stable software I spose.


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Master Geek


  Reply # 72002 23-May-2007 22:04
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If you use the restricted drivers you'll need to use XGL. If you're sticking with the free drivers, AIGLX should work a treat.

I'd suggest looking at the Ubuntu forums - there are heaps of threads about Beryl and ATi cards, including some very nice step-by-step guides and one about X300s crashing with Beryl.

Also do be aware that multi-headed displays are problematic on ATi cards with Beryl - as soon as the vertical or horizontal resolution of the combined screens exceed 2048 pixels it stops working. Hence dual 1280x1024 display are out.


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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 72202 25-May-2007 13:38

"beryl" is the wrong command i think. it never worked for me.

load your XGL X-server then run:

beryl-manager
and
beryl-xgl

preferably in that order. I agree with the other guys though, ATi cards are trouble compared to NVidia.
the reported libpng error maybe a problem though, if the above commands don't work after you're using the restricted driver try to apt-get install libpng3




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Reply # 72228 25-May-2007 16:36
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After a long time fighting with my problem, wich was a result of my ATI video card, I found a great solution and now I have my precious Beryl running like heaven!!!


This is what I did:

all you need to do is edit or create the file /etc/apt/preferences
use your favorite text editor, i used vi, but you can use nano, gedit, emacs,...
Code:
sudo vi /etc/apt/preferences
and add this lines
Code:
Package: beryl
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: beryl-core
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: beryl-manager
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: beryl-plugins
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: beryl-plugins-data
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: beryl-settings
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: beryl-settings-bindings
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: libberyldecoration0
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: libberylsettings0
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: emerald
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: emerald-themes
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: libemeraldengine0
Pin: version 0.2.0*
Pin-Priority: 990
so when you have universe repository enabled and perform a apt-get update, there are no more Beryl updates

Code:
usuario@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias
Leyendo información de estado... Hecho
Calculando la actualización... Listo
0 actualizados, 0 se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 0 no actualizados.
And Thats it!

Enjoy Beryl!!!


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