This step by step tutorial explains how a user can install Beryl on Ubuntu Edgy. Beryl is a fork of the Compiz desktop window manager. It is an openGL accelerated desktop that allows the Linux user to attain awesome breathtaking special 3D effects with their personal desktop environment. The desktop effects are reminiscent to that of Windows Vista but were established long before Vista's arrival. Beryl uses a graphical user interface and is easy to navigate.
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Beryl Ubuntu Cube
- Ubuntu Linux Operating environment
- Accelerated video card drivers
How to Install Beryl on Ubuntu
Open a terminal and type sudo su (type password when prompted)
Type or copy the following commands one section at a time:
echo -e "\n## Beryl repository\ndeb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/ edgy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget http://firstname.lastname@example.org -O- | apt-key add -
apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install beryl emerald emerald-themes
Type gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edit the following
Add these options to the "Section Device" section
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "TripleBuffer" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Change the Depth in the "Section Screen" section from 16 to 24
Default Depth 24
Save the file, then press ctrl+alt+backspace to restart X server
Now you can start Beryl via the menu under Applications -> System Tools ->Beryl Manager