my system. dell vostro 1500 1gb ram/ nvidia 8400m gs /T5470, 1.60untu
i have a dual boot with mint cassandra and vista basic.
i used envy for the nvidia driver - i had to do it twice to get it to work (second time manual option) and i have got wireless working. i also did whatever updates that the system recommended (that was perhaps a mistake)
i am trying to get beryl working.
first i went to this thread: http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Setting_up_Beryl_on_Linux_Mint
the problems i have are :
there is no Administration > Software Sources in my mintmenu.
i went into the synaptic and tried to add the repositories in there.
i got the following error:
W: GPG error: http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org
edgy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3FF0DB166A7476EA
i thought perhaps these are instructions for older versions ( the paragraph at the top of the wiki seemed to imply that). so i just went to mint menu and opened beryl settings manager. there are a lot of options that i don't understand. but it opens and i can select things, so i assume it works.
when i actually select the beryl manager ( the red jewel) the icon appears in the panel at the bottom of the screen and then the computer freezes - i can move the mouse around but that is it. i can't open any programs, i can't seem to do anything with beryl - no screens moving around , no cuve, etc. nothing.
the only thing to get out of it is to hold the power down to do a hard shutdown.
thank you in advance for any help.