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will beryl work on mint? and how do i install it?

Postby the_punisher on Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:52 am

I have linux mint 5
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Re: will beryl work on mint? and how do i install it?

Postby 900i on Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:05 am

Mint 5 uses Compiz-Fusion, which is the upto date "engine". Beryl has been merged with Compiz.
http://www.beryl-project.org/
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Re: will beryl work on mint? and how do i install it?

Postby the_punisher on Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:28 pm

So how do i get all that eye candy aside from wobbling windows and a rotating cube???

Those nice transparent themes that people use. How do i get them? I thought beryl was capable of that..
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Re: will beryl work on mint? and how do i install it?

Postby msuggs on Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:40 pm

Transparency can be turned on using the Opacity and Opacify settings in the Advanced Settings control panel. A bit of googling will give you some nice ways to make transparent menus etc as well.

Transparent Window borders are available in two ways. Either by adjusting the metacity settings with gconf-editor (alt-f2 gconf-editor, apps-->gwd) or by replacing metacity with the Emerald window manager (better effects) which is available in the repos.
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Re: will beryl work on mint? and how do i install it?

Postby the_punisher on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:31 am

thx. so i dwnload emerald themes and manager and when i select a theme nothing happens. there is a list of themes in the manager, i click on them and nothing happens.

how do i activate one of those themes? i also changed the window manager from compiz, but had no effect...
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Re: will beryl work on mint? and how do i install it?

Postby msuggs on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:43 am

It's been a while since I've used emeral but it should work something like this. Start a new session and you should be running compiz with a metacity window decorator. To use emerald type

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emerald --replace


to go back to the way it was type

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compiz --replace


If all goes well and you are happy with emerald you can add the 'emerald --replace' command to your sessions manager. Preferences-->Sessions.
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