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Compiz and Beryl by default

Postby manishk on Wed May 23, 2007 2:48 pm

I have an ATI card and I never suceeded in installing all those eye candy stuff on my linux.

In the release notes of Cassandra beta 2 I read that it installs Compiz and Beryl by default...so how do I get over that??
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Re: Compiz and Beryl by default

Postby marcus0263 on Wed May 23, 2007 4:19 pm

manishk wrote:I have an ATI card and I never suceeded in installing all those eye candy stuff on my linux.

In the release notes of Cassandra beta 2 I read that it installs Compiz and Beryl by default...so how do I get over that??


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Postby manishk on Thu May 24, 2007 12:26 pm

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear.

My doubt was not about Beryl. I know that it doesn't work with my graphic card...or it might with lots of tweaks and stuff.

I dont it to be installed by default, because I know it wont work. I wanted to know if I can disable it from preinstalling with Mint.
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Postby D1Wayne on Thu May 24, 2007 1:25 pm

manishk wrote
so how do I get over that??

you could just launch synaptic
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click MintMenu
click Install Software
click search
type Beryl
// mark all installed to
remove
// or
 completely remove
 click on search 
type compiz
// mark those components accordingly
apply action
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Postby marcus0263 on Thu May 24, 2007 1:30 pm

manishk wrote:I'm sorry if I wasn't clear.

My doubt was not about Beryl. I know that it doesn't work with my graphic card...or it might with lots of tweaks and stuff.

I dont it to be installed by default, because I know it wont work. I wanted to know if I can disable it from preinstalling with Mint.

One of my biggest criticisms with Ubuntu and those based on it, you don't really have the option of configuring what packages you want/need during the initial install. In any case when you install just uninstall what you don't want/need after the install.
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Postby NiksaVel on Fri May 25, 2007 2:49 am

that's true... that part is where Fedora really shines (Anaconda installer)... hrmm... is there any chance that we might be able to adapt it for some future version?


oh... and getting Beryl to work with ATI is not all that troublesome... it might take you some 10 minutes longer than with a nVidia card...
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Postby Alephcat on Fri May 25, 2007 4:41 am

it depends on the ATI card newer cards do not work with beryl certainly. I managed to get it installed and configured on my system (radeon X1800) but it always crashes back to the default gnome desktop.
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Postby marcus0263 on Fri May 25, 2007 4:58 am

NiksaVel wrote:that's true... that part is where Fedora really shines (Anaconda installer)... hrmm... is there any chance that we might be able to adapt it for some future version?


oh... and getting Beryl to work with ATI is not all that troublesome... it might take you some 10 minutes longer than with a nVidia card...

I loath ATI cards, nothing but headaches. Even back when I still ran Windows I really got tired of having to update drivers every week and dealing with crashes. In the Linux world they've given me nothing but headaches also, Nvidia supports Linux very well and is a snap to set up. I still have to deal with ATI since that's the video I have on my Laptop.
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Postby NiksaVel on Fri May 25, 2007 5:18 am

agreed... nvidia rox
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Postby marcus0263 on Fri May 25, 2007 5:44 am

NiksaVel wrote:agreed... nvidia rox

Yeah I've been happy as a clam with Nvidia, their Linux support is outstanding. I got two monitors and twinview was so bloody simple to set up and very well documented by Nvidia. I'm not running Beryl, it's still too beta for my preference. But I'm running xcompmgr for my transparency eye candy, no problems at all.

I have heard scuttlebutt that since AMD bought ATI they're planning on open sourcing the drivers. If they do the drivers will become much more stable and reliable, but right now (and for a very long time) they're crap.
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