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Beryl Crashes solved

Postby ubermensch on Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:02 am

Whenever I try to run beryl on my desktop it crashes and defaults to metacity. When I set it to not go to backup desktop manager, it doesnt change anything ( although the screen flickers for a second) what's the next step? thanks
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Postby dracorX on Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:38 am

Hello. Sorry, but the information you provide is not very concrete. It might help if you could start beryl manager from the terminal and post the output:

Start a terminal
Enter:
beryl-manager

Now it should post some messages while starting. Then, in the beryl context menu in item tray, change window manager to beryl. Now you can copy everything that was output in the terminal and copy it to there.

Maybe we can find out something from there...
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here's my output

Postby ubermensch on Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:50 am

thanks, dont know how to handle these things, I dont even know where to start so here is what popped up on my terminal

* Beryl system compatibility check *
**************************************************************

Detected xserver : AIGLX

Checking Display :0.0 ...

Checking for XComposite extension : failed

No composite extension
beryl: No composite extension
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Beryl crash

Postby dracorX on Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:32 am

Hello

Ok, this output makes it fairly clear, without composite, beryl won't work.

So I now need some indications:

What graphic card do you use?
And did you install a new graphic card driver?

There is a file called xorg.conf , located in /etc/X11

Please also post the content of this file. And then I'll see if I can help you make it working
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graphics info

Postby ubermensch on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:47 am

I'm running an ati radeon x1650
I used envy to manually install the 8.40.4 driver
my xorg.conf goes a little something like this:
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 "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
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"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

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

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

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "VX922"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "VX922"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
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"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection


thanks! :)
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radeon

Postby dracorX on Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:07 am

Hello
Ok, lets get to the bottom of it...

http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty ... fc705c7f3&

you must know the chipset version, and you will find out whether the card supports the ability to run beryl

You will find a howto install it there...

However, as a radeon user myself, I have found the information that the proprietary driver doesn't work for beryl (at least for my card).

With the open source driver, however, it runs just fine on my box...
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Postby ubermensch on Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:00 am

It seems my card is on the unsupported list. Thanks for the help though, but it seems Im gonna have to wait a little while ( hopefully amd will make the ati drivers open source soon). I learned alot though - thanks again.
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