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Beryl on Ubuntu Edgy

Beryl is not included by default on Edgy, I heard because it was a little too edgy at the time. It is not too bad though, and its crashes are pretty harmless. It’s more useful than I expected, incorporating some of the windowing ideas from OSX along with the eye candy. It’s a good way to get some use out of your underused high power video card. Most video cards these days fall into that category. I did find that some games can lock the UI if you’re using Beryl, so that could be a problem for some people.  Luckily I never have time to play games.

Here is a simple procedure to install it.

Categories: Software, ubuntu
  1. April 3, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    After using it quite a bit, there was one bug in XGL that was driving me crazy: shift-backspace killed X. A super easy fix took care of it though – go to the Keyboard in System:Preferences. Choose a different keyboard layout. I chose the exact keyboard I’m using: Logitech Cordless Desktop, instead of Generic 101 key US. Fixed!

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