Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Installing Beryl on Ubuntu is easy!

I thought it might be nicer to include the beryl installation instructions here as they are nested pretty deep in the article I posted, 30 Days with Linux, a complete story.

Here you can find the Beryl Ubuntu HowTo where I got this from.

Here is a quick start of what I did to get beryl on my system:
# ADD TO SOURCES LIST:
#
$ sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

# Add lines:
#    deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/ edgy main
#    deb-src http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org edgy main

# For the GPG key (remove the spaces between 
# 'root @ lupine.me.uk.gpg', this is needed 
# to post to blog):
#
$ wget http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg -O - | sudo apt-key add -

# Update your sources listing.
#
$ sudo aptitude update

# Enable AIGLX:
#
$ sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# Under Section "Module", make sure that the following lines
# are included:
#
Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"

# Under Section "Device"  add the following:
#
Option  "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"

# Add following to bottom of file if not present:
#
Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

# Restart the xserver by either logging out and into your desktop,
# or restarting the managing package, in this case it is kdm for my
# KDE desktop.
#
$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart

# Install Beryl and its themes
#
$ sudo aptitude install beryl emerald-themes

# Starting Beryl
#
$ beryl-manager

# Enjoy the show by opening a few windows, move them around
# and for some real fun try rotating your desktop cube as fast
# as you can hit:
#
CTRL+ALT+RIGHT-ARROW

I was just tickled pink and happier than a pig in shit with this stuff! ;-)