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CautionToTheWind
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Behold ZE SEXYNESS!!!1

Post by CautionToTheWind »

Beryl + Spring

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Post by own3d »

Beryl is that anything like the other 3d desktop where your computer grinds to a halt if you try to do anything more than browse the web or is it actually playable?

Oh yeah and how good is your computer if it is
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CautionToTheWind
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

Does it look like i'm browsing the web? :D

My setup is an AMD64 3000 with 2 Gig RAM and a Nvidia 6600 XT. Beryl (the 3d interface) never goes below 55fps no matter how much i torture it, and this little cube trick is the least of what it can do. Spring was running perfectly fine, in the hundred or so fps because this was the air test script and there were very little units in game. Notice the task switch in the 2nd screenshot is showing a thumbnail view of the game at very high fps.
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Post by Tobi »

Remembers me I should try beryl again and see whether it (still?) hardlocks the nvidia driver every few hours... since the last test I upgraded video card and distro so pretty much everything has been updated :-)
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

Yep, that was my experience before, unusable even on nvidia hardware. Now on edgy with the latest drivers from nvidia's website and the current beryl, it works much better. I've had it running for over 24h now without a single X lock and only a couple funny behaviours by the beryl window manager. But since the thing has a tray icon that allows restarting the window manager without disturbing the session (but fixing the funny behaviours), i'm actually considering keeping this as my working environment.
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Post by Chojin »

CautionToTheWind wrote:... beryl ... working environment.
good one, lol!
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Post by Masse »

i've used beryl with ubuntu edgy eft for a month allready... and everything seems fine :> one litlle effect makes it crash but just shutting it down fixes everything

how did u manage to run spring when beryl is on ? well... im still such a linux noob so i cant even run spring if i really tried to -___- i just need 1 clear .deb so im fine ^^
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

Well, when beryl is setup and running and spring is also setup, you just run spring and you have spring under beryl!

Also, if you are using edgy and wanna play spring, lookup a tutorial by det in this Linux forum. It does have a lot of commands but you really just gotta copy-paste them and they work flawlessly for edgy.

The tutorial thread is: "HOWTO: Play using the Windows lobby with native executable".
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Post by Masse »

i hate all copy paste... but... i just gotta give it a go :) thanks i'll try
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Post by Masse »

I still got this problem that beryl "takes" all the direct rendering so im unable to run any other 3d accelerated stuff :<

but this seems to be only issue with gnome... havent tested yet
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

From what i understand, beryl can work in several different ways. You can use XGL as an xserver, and a few more. One of them is a nvidia-specific feature that allows me to keep the regular xserver and enable and disable beryl at will. I dont have to run XGL and all games think they are the only 3d app running, even as they run on a side of a cube.
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Post by Masse »

thanks for explaining it a bit... i been fighting with this "issue" for a while allready :)
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Post by CompWiz »

I run Beryl right on the nvidia driver
but i cant run anything 3d wile beryl is running...
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CautionToTheWind
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

I can post my xorg.conf file if anyone wants it.
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Post by Masse »

i want it ! :D
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Post by Masse »

double post -___- stupid server... and do you know workaround to that issue when u got beryl "xgl" on java doesnt work... all java programs are Gray
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

My xorg.conf file is generated by the nvidia-settings utility with one added configuration line for beryl. Textsearch for "BERYL" in the xorg file to find that line. With regards to java, i think the only java program i use is azureus and i have no problems with it.

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# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Wed Nov  1 19:48:08 PST 2006

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "PHILIPS 109E5"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 92.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6800 XT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1280x1024_85 +0+0"

# Enable 32-bit ARGB GLX Visuals --------- this was the only thing i added for BERYL
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

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Tobi
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Post by Tobi »

Trying it now.. and jeez, what an incredibly useless features it has :shock:

But it looks cool definitely 8)
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Post by CautionToTheWind »

Yep beryl is full of plugins that are little more than tech demos and of little use. For my personal configuration i only maintained some window effects (i picked the discreet ones, for minimize, close, etc), the cube for virtual desktops, the water ripple efect for windows that trigger the system bell and the zoom.
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Post by smoth »

I don't need beryl, I have 2 monitors and dual screen works fine for me. I just want the whole thing to show uo in my screen shots.
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