zenobiaflex wrote:I have looked through the forum and most of the things I can find seem to be related to the older distros of Mint. I just started using Cassandra after flirting with PCLOS2007. While there were things I didn't like about PCLOS that made me switch to Mint, it seemed to have an easy-to-use Beryl.
I am not real clear on whether I need to also activate the Desktop Effects to get this working? It isn't clear but I have a feeling I am not supposed to activate that if I want to use Beryl. I found the posting about getting Beryl to be in the startup, but for some reason I can't get the desktop cube working or get the semi-transparent windows, etc.
I am not sure if I should click back to default or what needs to happen... it worked easily in PCLOS with my Gateway desktop, but now it doesn't seem to be doing what I want. I can get wobbly windows using desktop effects, though. Hmmmm... I didn't edit the xorg.conf file (as was listed in the wiki/forum) since I assume this is not needed with Cassandra as Beryl was included in the package.
Can someone walk me through this to at least get semi-transparent wobbly windows on a cube? I'd be happy with that at least... I hate to have to ask on the forum... but I guess I am still a newbie. Is there something I didn't check off? Perhaps I should take it out of the startup list before I check off whatever I am missing...since now I am worried it will hose my system if it suddenly engages after not seeing any progress!!
Thanks for any help...
Assuming your graphics card is setup properly you go MintMenu (lower-left corner) -> Applications -> System Tools -> Beryl Manager
At this point the little red diamond appears in the task bar.
You might have to right-click on Beryl and select "Select Window Manager" and change it from Metacity to Beryl and that is it.
Let us know how it goes
Edited: You don't have to add desktop effects.
Beryl is installed by default in Mint