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#1 Blake Pender

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:39 PM

Hey, new Ubuntu user here
I have an 256MB ATI Radeon x1600 graphics card, its capable of aero and flip 3d in Vista

Now, I want to use this card for beryl, but it will not allow it
Latest drivers are installed and i can do the 'shaking' movement on Ubuntu, but no flame destroying the window nor the 3D box :S

Is there an easy way for a newbie like me to install it? If so, what files are needed?
(I do not want to use the terminal thing, but if so, please tell me what i need to do)

All I can say is that I have looked at the beryl site and it has made me really confused

All I want is an easy way to install it, then Ubuntu is done for me :P

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:59 PM

Hey, new Ubuntu user here
I have an 256MB ATI Radeon x1600 graphics card, its capable of aero and flip 3d in Vista

Now, I want to use this card for beryl, but it will not allow it
Latest drivers are installed and i can do the 'shaking' movement on Ubuntu, but no flame destroying the window nor the 3D box :S

Is there an easy way for a newbie like me to install it? If so, what files are needed?
(I do not want to use the terminal thing, but if so, please tell me what i need to do)

All I can say is that I have looked at the beryl site and it has made me really confused

All I want is an easy way to install it, then Ubuntu is done for me :P

Regards,

Blake Pender


System >Administration>Synaptic Package Manager

Install compizconfig-settings-manager.

Then go to System>Preferences>Advanced Desktops Effects Settings

#3 Blake Pender

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:48 AM

Thanks for the help :P
One problem though, when I close a window, it does not catch on fire!
Any instructions on that?
And the glass effect like Vista has, any help on that would be thanked:D

Blake Pender

P.S Sorry I'm asking too much, I just want a nice desktop :P

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:44 PM

http://www.pcmech.co...ansition-guide/

This will help

#5 Blake Pender

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:16 PM

umm... this did not contain any information regarding the windows catching on fire, nor about any themes

Please help :P

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:13 PM

For the themes go to gnome-look.org for the gtk themes, if you install emerald then you can use Beryl-Emerald themes. Emerald has some nice Effects like Vista borders and similar stuff.

The fire is a plugin that you have to set in the profiles window, just play a bit with the effects and you'll get a nice Desktop sooner or later! You can even save profiles!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

Its under animations plugin. Then choose something like minimize, edit the current effect, and choose the one you want.

To use something like Emerald, which can easily give you the titlebars you desire, you must install it first, then get them from gnome-look.org.

sudo apt-get install emerald

Edited by adrynalyne, 28 April 2008 - 05:24 PM.


#8 Blake Pender

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:25 PM

Got the fire, so I'm happy with that *Cheers with happiness*

I do have the emerald-Theme manager installed and installed emerald, but I just cannot apply them to my desktop

After this, I think I will be ok with everything else lol

Edited by Blake Pender, 28 April 2008 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:31 PM

Go to window Decoration Plugin, and in the command section, put


emerald --replace

#10 Blake Pender

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:35 PM

Sorry about this :( but where can I find it?

#11 adrynalyne

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:40 PM

Sorry about this :( but where can I find it?



Under the Compiz settings manager. There is a plugin called Window Decoration.

#12 Blake Pender

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:21 PM

I've put it in and nothings happened :( is a restart needed?

Edited by Blake Pender, 28 April 2008 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:46 PM

I've put it in and nothings happened :( is a restart needed?



Most likely a restart of X. ctrl-alt-backspace.


make sure there is a space in

emerald --replace

#14 Blake Pender

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:11 PM

Yep and now Ubuntu is the way I like it
Thanks guys!

I put the question though: Why does making Ubuntu look good, so difficult? :S

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:16 PM

Yep and now Ubuntu is the way I like it
Thanks guys!

I put the question though: Why does making Ubuntu look good, so difficult? :S


I'd say something as to why I think that is, but I get bashed by zealots here when I ever I speak anything other than praise of ubuntu. So...
I'll stay quiet.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:52 AM

Yep and now Ubuntu is the way I like it
Thanks guys!

I put the question though: Why does making Ubuntu look good, so difficult? :S


Mainly, because you can make everything how you want it to look. Windows has a standard structure so apply windowblinds and other programs can make it look great with a single click. The same with Apple OSX.

I was thinking the samething. Why can't Ubuntu have a Windowblinds or some customization program. Then I remember that Linux is complete customization and it will be hard to really have that when people create what they want for their Linux system. So, creating a program with certain scripts won't have much an effect because it won't change everything in the UI (Especially the panels and other add apps).

Edited by yanike, 29 April 2008 - 01:56 AM.


#17 Blake Pender

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:19 PM

Good point

Another problem and this is the only one

I cannot get the 3D cube again

Is there a way of forcing to get it back?

To avoid going back to the first page, my graphics card is an ATI Radeon X1600 256MB

And it is possible:

Please help, and I'll shut up (if I can :P)

Edited by Blake Pender, 29 April 2008 - 09:20 PM.


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