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Beryl-0.2.1 for puppy 4.3 and lucid puppy 5
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akash_rawal

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar 2011, 05:58    Post subject:  Beryl-0.2.1 for puppy 4.3 and lucid puppy 5
Subject description: OpenGL accelerated compositing window manager with amazing visual effects
 

Note: Beryl works only on hardware supporting 3d acceleration. But there is no harm in trying it. All changes are reversible.

Installation instructions:

1. Switch to Xorg server if you are using Xvesa
Beryl works only in Xorg server. If you are using Xvesa you must switch to Xorg server by exiting X and then typing "xorgwizard".

2. Install related packages
If you are using puppy 430 or puppy 431 then:

If you are using lucid puppy 5 then:
    1. Refer to "Drivers" tab in Quickpet to install add-on video drivers.
    2. Install lxde-0.5.0-lucid.pet to provide taskbar and fallback window manager.
    Note: Don't install it if you are not using JWM or IceWM as your window manager. Also, Lucid Puppy 525 users are not required to install it.

    3. Install python_for_CCSM-2.pet which contains python dependencies for Beryl Settings Manager.

3. Restart X server.

4. Install Beryl.
Download and install Beryl-0.2.1-9-SINGLE_GO-p43nl5-i686.pet and then follow on-screen instructions.

If everything went right, then after rebooting, beryl-manager tray icon (a red icon in system tray) will appear in the taskbar. You will be able to enjoy visual effects provided by Beryl and transparent window borders provided by Emerald.
You can change settings through Beryl Settings Manager (Menu>Desktop>Beryl Settings Manager). You can change window borders using Emerald Theme Manager (Menu>Desktop> Emerald Theme Manager).
Emerald themes (files with .emerald extension) can be installed easily by just clicking ( or double-clicking ) on the theme files.

Known issues
Puppy 430/431:
1. Restarting Beryl in puppy 430/431 hangs computer. Once beryl shuts down or crashes, restart X before starting Beryl again using Beryl manager tray icon.
2. Emerald theme manager hangs frequently.
3. Blur plugin doesn't work properly (but reflection part works).

Lucid puppy 5
1. Emerald theme manager crashes on changing theme(For convenience I have included a script which restarts the theme manager).
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p310don

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar 2011, 10:16    Post subject:  

Hi,

I installed everything as in your instructions, and all works well, except for one thing. When playing a movie in 5.2, in fullscreen, the taskbar is always visible. Do you know how to fix that??

Thanks
Paul
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akash_rawal

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 03:02    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:
When playing a movie in 5.2, in fullscreen, the taskbar is always visible.

I do not encounter such problem with GNOME MPlayer, which is the only media player in my lucid puppy 511 installation. Which media player are you using, other than GNOME MPlayer?
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 03:23    Post subject:  

It happens to me with anything full screen. That is, so far, gnome mplayer and full screen Youtube videos
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akash_rawal

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 03:53    Post subject:  

Try doing the following:
1. Start Beryl Settings Manager from Menu>Desktop>Beryl Settings Manager or by typing "beryl-settings" (without quotes) in terminal window.
2. There, in General Options, in Main tab, in Advanced group, uncheck "Enable workarounds for certain wine and legacy windows".
3. See whether the problem persists.

Also, copy and paste the contents of the file /tmp/debug-beryl.txt here, or attach it. It contains the terminal output of Beryl which may explain what is going wrong.
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p310don

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar 2011, 09:12    Post subject:  

Ok, tried what you suggested, and it didn't do anything. I have found the issue lies with fbpanel. Not sure what the solution to that is though. For now, I am back to not using beryl, too tired to fiddle tonight. Will look again later and see what I come up with.

Thanks
Paul
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akash_rawal

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr 2011, 00:43    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:
I have found the issue lies with fbpanel.

I cannot reproduce such problem even with fbpanel. Anyways, try using some other panel like lxpanel, or better still, xfce4-panel.
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p310don

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr 2011, 01:16    Post subject:  

I did a fresh install of lupu525 and installed beryl without changing anything, and it has the same issue with full screen video. I can go into task manager and turn off fbpanel, which leaves me with the beryl taskbar and start menu, but I don't like it as much. I am used to the default menu!

I'll check out some other panels when I get time.

Thanks for your help anyway

Paul Smile
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ineon03

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr 2011, 10:07    Post subject: fbpanel is lost  

After installing Beryl, my fbpanel is lost.

How can i revert it back / removing Beryl, i am so new to lucid, please help.

When i press fbpanel refresh menu and tray, tray is appear but disappear again in less than 1 second.

Please help, i can't monitor my battery level if no tray icons.
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr 2011, 11:04    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr 2011, 10:35    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:
I can go into task manager and turn off fbpanel, which leaves me with the beryl taskbar and start menu, but I don't like it as much. I am used to the default menu!

Beryl doesn't have its own taskbar, the other panel you see is lxpanel, provided by lxde-0.5.0-lucid.pet.
Also try xfce4-panel, it has decent menus and I have no complaints with it.
Sorry for forgetting the link from where I got XFCE. I found it at Lucid Puppy News page, but now link is removed.
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ineon03 wrote:

After installing Beryl, my fbpanel is lost.

How can i revert it back / removing Beryl, i am so new to lucid, please help.

When i press fbpanel refresh menu and tray, tray is appear but disappear again in less than 1 second.

Please help, i can't monitor my battery level if no tray icons.

The problem is that fbpanel starts before lxpanel, so lxpanel cannot show any tray icons.
The solution is to stop fbpanel from starting at the first place.
Run the following command in terminal:
Code:
sed -i -e "s/\[ -f \/usr\/bin\/fbpanel \] \&\& fbpanel \&/#\[ -f \/usr\/bin\/fbpanel \] \&\& fbpanel \&/g" /root/.xinitrc

Then restart X.

If you don't like lxpanel you can switch to fbpanel by typing the following commands in terminal:
Code:

sed -i -e "s/\[ -f \/usr\/bin\/lxpanel \] \&\& lxpanel \&/#\[ -f \/usr\/bin\/lxpanel \] \&\& lxpanel \&/g" /root/.xinitrc
sed -i -e "s/#\[ -f \/usr\/bin\/fbpanel \] \&\& fbpanel \&/\[ -f \/usr\/bin\/fbpanel \] \&\& fbpanel \&/g" /root/.xinitrc

Remember to restart X after that.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2011, 20:29    Post subject:  

The download link for Beryl seems to be broken.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2011, 02:25    Post subject:  

Quote:
The download link for Beryl seems to be broken.


Try this file, extract the torrent and download.
Beryl-0.2.1-9-SINGLE_GO-p43nl5-i686.pet.zip
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2011, 21:11    Post subject:  

I have tried using both frostwire and PCTorrent to download the data.

I have my firewall and web server turned off, but I still can't seem to download the data.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2011, 21:34    Post subject:  

not sure, I noticed that only one person has downloaded it, and that was me to my phone to test it works...

PM me your email if you like, and I can email it to you
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