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by Alephcat
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Some simple logo/button ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

nice, I like the ones with diamonds in the corners
by Alephcat
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: as well as fortune
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

as well as fortune

maybe as well as fortune we could add something like this :lol: :wink:
by Alephcat
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: introducing new technology
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

introducing new technology

any one who works with new technolgy on a regular basis will find this funny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjVeRbhtRU&foo
by Alephcat
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto: setting up Beryl on Linux Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 36542

Re: Minor additons to main instructions

First, to import the beryl key I had to add "sudo" before the apt-key command or a "missing key ring" error would be reported. So the command that worked is: sudo wget http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - I initially did it like that but...
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: hey clem, question.
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Beryl has its own repository's have a look at my howto if you want to know how to add them and install Beryl.
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: getting media working on the BBC website
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

can not see it ATM that might be something to do with being at work (I have had problems with images here before) I'll try again from home. if you could post which sites do not let you see streaming video I'll have a look at them and see if I can get them working.
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto: setting up Beryl on Linux Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 36542

I have just worked out what you did wrong with the nano edit (I just made the same mistake myself :oops: ) you typed /etc/x11/xorg.conf instead of /etc/X11/xorg.conf case is important in Linux. that may also be the reason installing beryl did not work for you, but I assume you got something in the f...
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: getting media working on the BBC website
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

aha, sorry slight misunderstanding on my part. Which sites could you not watch the streaming video on? No Idea about the MPlayer splash sorry
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto: setting up Beryl on Linux Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 36542

what do you mean by "no window bar"? Do you mean the bar at the top of the window, or the "start bar" at the bottom of the screen?
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: getting media working on the BBC website
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

I'll repost this here as well because I am no sure which posting you will check first. It is odd that CNN does not work as it works for me (I specifically went and tested it). Which version of Mint are you using? Did you uncheck the "use Xvideo" box? The totem plugin should take over the p...
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Suggestions

I can't get the video to work. I click on the "continue button and all I get is sound. What else can I try? BTW, I did follow Alephcat's instructions on how to get BBC and CNN video working, but I sacrificed the ability to see other video with MPlayer. I didn't know how to undo, so I reinstall...
by Alephcat
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: hey clem, question.
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

the next Beryl release is scheduled for 20th Feb (coincidence?) by which time they should have fixed most of the outstanding bugs with the current release
by Alephcat
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: launcher
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

launcher

what I would find useful is something somewhat like this, I know that there is Katapult but but it does not have the same learning features. Just a thought. :)
by Alephcat
Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you running at home?
Replies: 47
Views: 14261

it depends which machine you are talking about really; at work it is XP (ick!), on my laptop it is Bianca Beta 014, on my main machine at home it is XP (waiting til Bianca Final to upgrade it) and on my testing box it is Bianca Beta 014.
by Alephcat
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

the higher usage may have been due to Beagles indexing running in the back ground, that does tend to take up large chunks of processor time from time to time, but I can not say for sure.
by Alephcat
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: mintMenu 1.9 released!
Replies: 13
Views: 9037

I have the same problems, also it does not always appear on top of the focused window.
by Alephcat
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

Linux Mint actually comes with 2 desktops as default, but the pager is not on the panel, to add it right click on an empty space on the panel and select "Add to Panel". In the box that appears find the "Desktop & Windows" section and click on"Workspace Switcher" the...
by Alephcat
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto: setting up Beryl on Linux Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 36542

Howto: setting up Beryl on Linux Mint

Edit:this post is now fairly out of date, I will leave it here for users of old versions of mint, but there is now a version of it with updates in the mint wiki here.

First open a terminal, you will not need it yet, but you will need it in a minute.
Now open mintMenu and go to Administration > Software Sources, when that has opened go to the “Third Partyâ€￾ tab and click on the “Addâ€￾ button. Copy and paste the following sources in the box that pops up one at a time.

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deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/ edgy main
deb-src http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org edgy main
(only add the next one if you want unsupported experimental packages)
deb http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org edgy beryl-svn
After adding those but before closing the Software Sources window change to the terminal and copy and paste the following command (it does not have to be done this way but it does stop it complaining when you close the window)

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sudo wget http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg -O- | apt-key add -
if you added the experimental packages do the same with the next command

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sudo wget http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | apt-key add -
Once you have done that close the software sources and it will automatically update the package list for you.
Next type the following command in to the terminal

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sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
this will launch a text editor and open your xorg.conf file in it scroll down until you find the Section “Moduleâ€￾. You need to check that the following lines are there and not prefixed with a '#' symbol.

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Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
Next scroll down until you find the Section “Deviceâ€￾ for your graphics card and add the following line to the end of the section.

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Option  "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
Then add the following sections at the end of the file if they do not exist anywhere else in it.

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Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
Finally save the file and close the editor.
You now need to restart the X-server by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace after closing any open windows.
When you have logged back in open a terminal and type

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sudo aptitude install beryl
which will install the latest version of beryl along with all recommended packages which include themes and some plugins.
Once that has finished installing type

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beryl-manager
to start beryl and the beryl manager.
Once beryl has started go to mintMenu > Preferences > Sessions and click on the “Startup Programsâ€￾ tab, once there click the add button and type

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/usr/bin/beryl-manager
this will make the beryl manger start every time you login.
by Alephcat
Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Beryl in Linux Mint
Replies: 22
Views: 6784

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 reme...
by Alephcat
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Beryl in Linux Mint
Replies: 22
Views: 6784

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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