Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card - Page 3

5 Make Beryl Start Automatically

Of course, you don't want to start Beryl manually each time you log in to your desktop. Fortunately, there's a way to make it start automatically.

First, we create the file /usr/bin/

sudo gedit /usr/bin/
sleep 4
exec gnome-session

Then we make it executable:

sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/

Afterwards, we create the file /usr/share/xsessions/Beryl.desktop:

sudo gedit /usr/share/xsessions/Beryl.desktop
[Desktop Entry]

Then we log out of our current desktop session. On the login screen, go to Options > Select Session..., choose Beryl and click on the Change Session button. Then log in with your username and password. You will then be asked:

Do you wish to make Beryl the default for future sessions?

You can choose between Just For This Session and Make Default. If this is your first try, I recommend to select Just For This Session to see if Beryl really starts automatically. If it works, you can select Make Default at the next login.


6 Customize Beryl Behaviour And Window Themes

If you like to modify Beryl's behaviour and effects, you can go to Applications > System Tools > Beryl Manager. In the menu that comes up, select Beryl Settings Manager. You can then customize Beryl:

To change window decorations and themes, you must start the Emerald Theme Manager by going to System > Preferences > Emerald Theme Manager:


7 Screenshots

Here are some further screenshots of Beryl in action, this time with a beautiful wallpaper instead of Ubuntu's default brown background:


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