Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2007-04-03 17:03. ::

4 Install Beryl

To install Beryl, we open /etc/apt/sources.list and add the line deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org feisty main to it:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

[...]
deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org feisty main
[...]

Then we import the GPG key of the Beryl project and update our package database:

wget http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

Next, we have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf again.

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Search for the Module section and make sure that it contains the following lines:

        Load "dri"
        Load "dbe"
        Load "glx"

For example, my Module section looks like this:

Section "Module"
        Load        "i2c"
        Load        "bitmap"
        Load        "ddc"
        Load        "dri"
        Load        "extmod"
        Load        "freetype"
        Load        "glx"
        Load        "int10"
        Load        "vbe"
        Load        "dbe"
EndSection

We are finished with /etc/X11/xorg.conf now. After all changes, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

#Section "Module"
#        Load        "i2c"
#        Load        "bitmap"
#        Load        "ddc"
#        Load        "dri"
#        Load        "extmod"
#        Load        "freetype"
#        Load        "glx"
#        Load        "int10"
#        Load        "vbe"
#EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load        "i2c"
        Load        "bitmap"
        Load        "ddc"
        Load        "dri"
        Load        "extmod"
        Load        "freetype"
        Load        "glx"
        Load        "int10"
        Load        "vbe"
        Load        "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver                "kbd"
        Option                "CoreKeyboard"
        Option                "XkbRules"        "xorg"
        Option                "XkbModel"        "pc105"
        Option                "XkbLayout"        "de"
        Option                "XkbOptions"        "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Configured Mouse"
        Driver                "mouse"
        Option                "CorePointer"
        Option                "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option                "Protocol"                "ImPS/2"
        Option                "ZAxisMapping"                "4 5"
        Option                "Emulate3Buttons"        "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver                "synaptics"
        Option                "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option                "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option                "Protocol"                "auto-dev"
        Option                "HorizScrollDelta"        "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver                "wacom"
        Identifier        "stylus"
        Option                "Device"        "/dev/wacom"        # Change to
                                                        # /dev/input/event
                                                        # for USB
        Option                "Type"                "stylus"
        Option                "ForceDevice"        "ISDV4"                # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver                "wacom"
        Identifier        "eraser"
        Option                "Device"        "/dev/wacom"        # Change to
                                                        # /dev/input/event
                                                        # for USB
        Option                "Type"                "eraser"
        Option                "ForceDevice"        "ISDV4"                # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver                "wacom"
        Identifier        "cursor"
        Option                "Device"        "/dev/wacom"        # Change to
                                                        # /dev/input/event
                                                        # for USB
        Option                "Type"                "cursor"
        Option                "ForceDevice"        "ISDV4"                # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

#Section "Device"
#        Identifier        "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
#        Driver                "ati"
#        BusID                "PCI:1:0:0"
#EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier        "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
        Driver                "radeon"
        BusID                "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
        Option "AGPMode" "4"
        Option "AGPFastWrite" "true"
        Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
        Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option "EnablePageFlip" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier        "Generic Monitor"
        Option                "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier        "Default Screen"
        Device                "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
        Monitor                "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth        24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth                1
                Modes                "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth                4
                Modes                "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth                8
                Modes                "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth                15
                Modes                "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth                16
                Modes                "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth                24
                Modes                "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

#Section "ServerLayout"
#        Identifier        "Default Layout"
#        Screen                "Default Screen"
#        InputDevice        "Generic Keyboard"
#        InputDevice        "Configured Mouse"
#        InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
#        InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
#        InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
#        InputDevice        "Synaptics Touchpad"
#EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Option          "AIGLX"         "true"
        Identifier        "Default Layout"
        Screen                "Default Screen"
        InputDevice        "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice        "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice        "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode        0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Now we must restart X by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace (or rebooting the system if this doesn't work).

Afterwards, we install Beryl like this:

sudo apt-get install beryl beryl-manager emerald-themes

Next we start Beryl:

beryl-manager

If all goes well, your desktop should now have 3D effects, and you should see the red Beryl gem in the top right corner of your desktop:

If this doesn't work, right-click on the red Beryl gem and choose Select Window Manager > Beryl. Beryl should start then.


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Submitted by nandoc (registered user) on Thu, 2007-08-02 07:06.

Hi,

I ried to use your guide but I couldn't make it work, unfortunately I am using an ATI  Radeon X1650 on Ubuntu 7.04. Finally I got into this page:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=488385&highlight=beryl+ati+radeon

This page uses a differnet way but it is working in all the 3 PC I have running Ubuntu. Thanks anyway, I hope you use this to get to better and easier ways to help non Linux savvy like me