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Postby starkey on Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:07 am

Finally I uploaded my first video in youtube, you can see how beryl works in Bea, it's a short video, enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m2cGod2EPM
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:23 am

Cool 8)
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Postby Adler on Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:15 pm

starkey,

I did this with Linux Mint 2.1, but could not "tag" both "linux", and "mint" to show "Linux Mint" @ YouTube, if you know what I mean. I've got about 5 YouTube videos, and one got so large showing my Desktop with sound that I hosted it to archive.org. YouTube stops @ 100Mb.

Anyway, I'm here@ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVmH087F2AY

I run this off a Compaq Presario Notebook, and Linux Mint gave me the additional help here. Cool!

Hey, how did you get that "burn" effect?

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Postby scorp123 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:02 pm

Adler wrote:Hey, how did you get that "burn" effect?
That's in the new Beryl versions ... You will find it amongst the closing effects. Another nice one is "beam": Windows get beamed away Star Trek style when you close them 8)
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Postby Adler on Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:10 pm

scorp123,

Cool, thanks! I'm doing the Bianca install right now, and use Beryl SVN to get the latest builds. Strange that I've not yet run across what you suggested.

Thanks.

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Postby Adler on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:15 pm

You will find it amongst the closing effects


scorp123,

I've got Bianca now installed, Beryl. Where did you find what you mentioned?

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Postby Alephcat on Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:44 am

open the Beryl settings manager (either right click on the Beryl icon in the taskbar or it should be in system tools in mintMenu) select the Visual Effects tab and select and enable (if it is not already) Animations in the left hand menu you can then select various opening/closing animations there.
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Postby starkey on Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:29 pm

The new beryl version doesn't have the snow effect, I don't know why
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Postby Adler on Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:43 pm

open the Beryl settings manager (either right click on the Beryl icon in the taskbar or it should be in system tools in mintMenu) select the Visual Effects tab and select and enable (if it is not already) Animations in the left hand menu you can then select various opening/closing animations there.


Alephcat,

I found the "Snow", and "Water" effects under "Extras".

I'm running Bianca Beta, and the nightly Beryl SVN repositories. SHIFT / F9 gives me the "Water" effects.

What are you using to get "Snow". Hey, it was 83 degrees (28 Celsius) here today.

We need Snow! LOL!

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Postby Alephcat on Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:50 am

at the moment I am using "walking outside" to give me the snow effect (it is snowing here). I was talking about the closing effects such as "burn" and "beam" I am not using the nightly builds at the moment so I do not have snow or other effects ATM.
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Postby Adler on Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:40 am

Alephcat

I can find snow here in Arizona, if I drive into the mountains. But prefer the warmer climes here in the Phoenix valley. LOL! The Grand Canyon, and the White Mountains, east of me, are pretty chilly. Brrr...

I've been all over the Beryl project, but can't seem to add those new cool (snow), "burn" or "beam". I'm thinking that this is a few Desktop key commands, but can't find them.

Meanwhile, I'm now running BIANCA. I've got RecordMyDesktop going, you may have seen my Web Site video, and as usual having fun!

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Postby scorp123 on Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:07 pm

Adler wrote:I've got Bianca now installed, Beryl. Where did you find what you mentioned?

- Right-click on the Beryl icon (red diamond)
- click on "Beryl Settings Manager"
- inside the "Beryl Settings Manager", click on the small triangle next to "Visual Effects" (left pane)
- more sub-menus should now be visible (left pane)
- click on "Animations"
- right pane gets filled with many options and tabs:
    (Un)Minimize
    Close
    Create
    Focus
    (Un)Shade
    Magic Lamp
    Focus Wave
    Curved Folds
    Horizontal Folds
    Misc. Settings
    Sidekick
    Fire (A.K.A. Burn)
    Beam
- Select "Close" (should be the 2nd tab, in the right pane)
- You should now see two options with drop-down lists:
    Close #1 Animation
    Close #2 Animation

- in my case both are set to "Zoom"
- click on that drop-down list and change whatever was set (e.g. "Zoom") to "Burn"
- close the "Beryl Settings Manager"

And voilà, from here onwards your program windows will litterally burn to death when you close them :twisted:

Feel free to experiment.
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Postby antiquexray on Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:22 pm

Alephcat wrote:open the Beryl settings manager (either right click on the Beryl icon in the taskbar or it should be in system tools in mintMenu) select the Visual Effects tab and select and enable (if it is not already) Animations in the left hand menu you can then select various opening/closing animations there.


I can't find a beryl icon and it's NOT on in the systems tool.
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Postby Adler on Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:04 pm

scorp123,

I got it! I didn't try this --

- click on "Animations".

Thanks.


antiquexray,

This might seem like a silly question, but have you installed Beryl? I used this guide -- http://lhansen.blogspot.com/2006/10/3d- ... -edgy.html.

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Postby antiquexray on Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:35 pm

Adler wrote:scorp123,

I got it! I didn't try this --

- click on "Animations".

Thanks.


antiquexray,

This might seem like a silly question, but have you installed Beryl? I used this guide -- http://lhansen.blogspot.com/2006/10/3d- ... -edgy.html.

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Believe me, it isn't a silly question, and I don't take offense. I thought beryl was already installed. I've said I was a newbie!

BTW, you link for me is broken.
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Postby Adler on Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:27 pm

antiquexray,

I had the feeling that you thought Beryl was part of Linux Mint. In a Forum, such as this, you often have to ask silly questions. LOL!

Try this link --

http://lhansen.blogspot.com/2006/10/3d- ... -edgy.html

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Postby Alephcat on Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:17 am

the link Adler posted seems to be broken, try this one instead http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index.php/Install/Ubuntu and use any of the 6.10 (edgy eft) ones that apply to you. This will get it mostly working on Bianca, there is a little more configuration to do but I am at work ATM and can not remember exactly what to do. I will post a how-to at some point this weekend.
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:21 pm

antiquexray wrote:Believe me, it isn't a silly question, and I don't take offense. I thought beryl was already installed. I've said I was a newbie!

BTW, you link for me is broken.

Try mine, here in the forum:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=195

Scroll down to issue #7 ... I really followed the step by step instructions there and I got it working on my first attempt. So I guess it's not that hard.

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Postby antiquexray on Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:06 pm

scorp123 wrote:
antiquexray wrote:Believe me, it isn't a silly question, and I don't take offense. I thought beryl was already installed. I've said I was a newbie!

BTW, you link for me is broken.

Try mine, here in the forum:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=195

Scroll down to issue #7 ... I really followed the step by step instructions there and I got it working on my first attempt. So I guess it's not that hard.

Regards,

Scorp123


Well, doing some homework here, I don't think the computer I'm currently running Bianca on will support it. I don't see an ATI graphics card at all. Oh well, it is my garbage computer I use to test new distros. Thanks anyway.
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Postby Adler on Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:40 pm

antiquexray,

I assume that you have an NVIDIA driver, which, if you are running the current drivers available, you should be able to do the Beryl install.

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PS The last link that I posted does work. It makes interesting reading.
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