Well that did it:
Checking maximum texture size : failed
Root window size (1400/1050) is bigger then maximum texture size (1024x1024)
I set my screen resolution to 1024x768 and I'm up and running. The bad part is that this resolution is horrible and I'd certainly need a cube of desktops to get anything done.
Any idea on how to change my maximum texture size? I didn't see anything in Beryl Settings Manager. Thanks again!