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Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy (Beryl and XGL)

Post by dgood » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:28 pm

Anyone know much about this? I am thinking of putting it on my
Athlon Xp 2200+ system with 1gig of ddr 333 ram and a radeon 9600. I was wondering if it come already with ubuntu 6.10 and what the requirements were to run it. Also How to go about enabling it, but I saw some walkthroughs for it on ATI cards so I think I can handle that part. Also is there a difference running it with ati vs nvidia cards? and if so why?
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Post by pharmd24 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:48 pm

I'm no expert, but I have been looking at in stalling this on my system. From all I have read, ati drivers just seem to have multiple difficulties in playing will with 3d stuff like beryl. You might look in to a script call envy in helping install the ati drivers. As I understand it there many good how-to-s on the beryl site.

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Post by dgood » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:57 am

Downloaded 6.10 x64 version on cd and have 22% so far of the dvd 3.5gb of i386 (x86) version so I can try some out on my downstairs computer first. Torrenting it vs downloading off the site seems to be of supreme advantage.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:33 am

if you have trouble getting beryl and xgl to work as i did, and i worked allllllllll day at it yesterday. try pclinuxos, beryl comes pre installed on it.
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Post by slugbug » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:24 am

Ubuntu Ultimate 1.2 has beryl too.

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Post by dgood » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:34 am

well its all downloaded I'll give it a try tonight maybe if I have time.
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Post by dgood » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:44 pm

well found out that computer down there only has a cdrw drive not a dvd drive, so I need to download a cd for it first. but the good news is, its downloading at 660kb/s on my cable connection. thats got to be damn near all of my pull down I think. 59/59 seeders connected.
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Post by Illuminati » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:36 am

I've got it installed on my PC at work and have played with it a bit. I'm on to Feisty now and using an NVIDIA card. Works well, fun to play with the features... but I've noticed that it doesn't really work if you run any java applications.... not many do at home, but its all I do at work, so unfortunately I don't have much time to use it for extended periods of time.

Neat utility... their making it better all the time.

I'll try posting a screen shot of it here in a bit...
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:59 am

Have any of yall got the kiba-dock to work??? If so how???
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Post by Illuminati » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:31 am

Dragon_Cooler wrote:Have any of yall got the kiba-dock to work??? If so how???
what's the kiba-dock?
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Post by dgood » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:03 am

sweet illuminati, i'd love to see some screen shots i'm working on getting linux set up as my secondary operating system not the main as it kind of set itself after I installed it (its my first full linux experiance when not just playing with someone elses already tweaked install.) I also can't get the ati drivers to install so i've got a friend coming over to help me whos done it on ubuntu/red hat/suse/mandrake hes got some experiance I don't lol. And i'm not a 100% sure what the kiba dock is either.
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Post by dgood » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:05 pm

ok didn't get it to work so far but I think its somethign to do with the driver for my card or something. do you need to install apis on linux like windows? I doubt it but thought i'd check. can't get any effects of rotation of 3d desktop. I followed one of those walkthroughs I posted to the T and it installed everything and had me restart etc. now I can access the beryl settings but nothing new. (its a 9600 but the writer did it on an xt version of the 9600)
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:38 am

Illuminati wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote:Have any of yall got the kiba-dock to work??? If so how???
what's the kiba-dock?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VekgyKQoTeM
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Post by dgood » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:13 pm

Got it working on the x1600xt and the 4000+ upstairs works like a charm had to change the sesion to xgl and bam it worked well after turning off the reload default window manager when beryl crashes because it seems that it won't let you switch to it initially then you can reclick it and works great. now to get it working on the eh 9600 downstairs. A question though is do you need to have the swap file? because I forgot to set one and could that be why I can't get back into windows? or don't see an option for that?
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Post by dgood » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:27 pm

lags to hell when running in xgl session on 9600/athlon xp
can't get it to work. I reads something about editing the xorg.conf file to change some settings in it. How do I go about that? ken I have a fealing you'd know this one.
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Post by Illuminati » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:20 am

Finally took some screen shots... Enjoy! :)

FEISTY and Beryl on Dual 20" Widescreens

Beryl 0.2.0 rc1 splash screen
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Dual Cubes
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Fire effect when closing a window
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Wave effect when moving mouse around
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Post by dgood » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:35 am

very nice looking. I'm envious but that just means I'll have to get it up and running on my main computer but i'd really like to understand it all on that other one first.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:38 pm

how did you install fiesty???

and is it the fire and water effects? if not disregard the first question.
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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:42 pm

Fiesty is the name of release 7.04, I believe its still in beta stage, but you can download it. Its not installed by default, the makers of Ubuntu don't believe it stable enough to include.
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Post by Illuminati » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:30 pm

ya, like dicecca said... Feisty Fawn is the code name for Ubuntu 7.04. Edgy Eft is the code name for Ubuntu 6.10.

I just upgraded from Edgy a few weeks ago... Feisty is still under development and I get updates like more than once a day... and I'm also at a higher risk of bugs since it is still constantly getting updated... I just like the challenge and seeing how a bunch of little things change. Feisty is not recommended for the typical user until it is officially released.

The fire and water effects can be turned on and off through the beryl settings manager. There are a TON of effects available with beryl... and you can tweak those effects a bunch of different ways as well!
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