How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Nvidia have released their 9xxx series drivers.Tis allows compiz/beryl to now run directly on an x server (xorg7.1) without separate aiglx or xgl.

Note:- First you need to remove all existing xgl/aiglx from your system

Preparing Your system

You need to make sure you system is up-to-date using the following

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Adding Source list

you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line for the latest beryl (Both i386&64 bit)

deb feisty main

Save file and exit

Copy the key file using the following command

wget[email protected] -O- | sudo apt-key add --

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install Latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx

sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals --composite

Now you need to restart your X by logging out and in or by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace

Install Beryl in Ubuntu Feisty

sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes

Now you need to type the following command in terminal or run application box by pressing alt+f2


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48 Responses

  1. ????? says:

    Thanks to this article, thanks to member responses, I was able to find a solution to the problems that people suffering them

    Thank you very much to all of you 🙂

  2. Alex says:

    this is my first time at linux and I find it hard to install linux it self and the programs on it and after I tryed 5 times it finaly worked.

    so thanks a lot.

  3. Remshad says:

    Hey i bought BSNL 144 Kbps NIC card and am using Ubuntu, will anybody help me to configure NIC card in Ubuntu
    Card name:
    model no:EC321
    Connection mode:Via Usb

    These are the information i know , they gave us an installation for windows its not good,
    actually i call to bsnl office to configure for Ubuntu But they dont know

    Please Help me:Thank you for comment

  4. katharine says:

    After hitting control + Alt + backspace I get “Failed to start the X server”
    I only have command lines now.
    I am a beginner can you give me some advice on how to fix this?
    Thank you

  5. Justin says:

    wget[email protected] -O- | sudo apt-key add –

    doesn’t work for me. get a 404 error on this command. Has the address changed?

    Any ideas?

  6. Tarun Kumar says:

    Hi guys,
    This is an excellent tutorial. but i’m getting some problem on my ubuntu box. i have just installed ubuntu 8.04. and I’m getting following error

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    beryl-settings-bindings: Depends: python (< 2.5) but 2.5.2-0ubuntu1 is to be installed

    Ubuntu 8.04 has python 2.5.2 installed by default. Now how do i downgrade my python version. and i have one more doubt. If i do so, it may brake my existing package, may be based upon python 2.5.

    Any reliable sulution.

  7. Niels says:

    Hi, ive been watching a lot of beryl movies but cant find one whos telling me how to download and install it. can anyone of you make an video and post it on youtube PLEASE :P,
    sorry about my bad english 🙁

  8. cheerful says:

    I tried installing beryl and ended up with a very low resolution. How can this be fixed, plz help.

  9. Marsupilami says:

    i did it how is says, but When i type “sudo nvidia-xconfig –add-argb-glx-visuals –composite” and boot the graphical user interface wont work anymore… 🙁 what i did wrong? all what ill get is the “full screen” console??

    Im runnig on Kubuntu 32bit (latest)

  10. seminar says:

    Why i cant install beryl

    am using ubuntu 8.4

  11. Alan says:


    I am stuck at the part where I need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file, when I enter sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list it comes up with an error:

    Found a swap file by the name “/etc/apt/.sources.list.swp”
    owned by: root dated: Mon Mar 16 17:10:36 2009
    file name: /etc/apt/sources.list
    modified: YES
    user name: root host name: ubuntu
    process ID: 7277
    While opening file “/etc/apt/sources.list”
    dated: Mon Mar 16 11:15:21 2009

    (1) Another program may be editing the same file.
    If this is the case, be careful not to end up with two
    different instances of the same file when making changes.
    Quit, or continue with caution.

    (2) An edit session for this file crashed.
    If this is the case, use “:recover” or “vim -r /etc/apt/sources.list”
    to recover the changes (see “:help recovery”).
    If you did this already, delete the swap file “/etc/apt/.sources.list.swp”
    to avoid this message.
    “/etc/apt/sources.list” 59 lines, 3402 characters

    when I hit enter it comes up with something but I am not sure how to add anything to it? What am I doing wrong?

    Some help would be greatly appreciated

  12. admin says:

    try to do the following command

    sudo rm /etc/apt/.sources.list.swp

    Now you try to edit your file and check

  13. himas says:

    pls help how can i get ubuntu beryl cd pls help me anyone???////plz riply my email address [email protected] bye thx

  14. npast says:

    followed the instructions above. now my fonts look blurry. when I try to open xterm some letters are gray, some white. things suck. don’t know how to get back to previous settings 🙁

  15. ??????? says:

    this is my first time at linux and I find it hard to install linux it self and the programs on it and after I tryed 5 times it finaly worked.

  16. ????? says:

    this is my first time at linux and I find it hard to install linux it self and the programs on it and after I tryed 5 times it finaly worked.

  17. Adam says:

    Connecting to||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 403 Forbidden
    2010-03-26 00:58:47 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

    Any alternative to this source? Stuck at this step for now.

  18. Sathwik says:

    Hey whenever I type sudo apt-get install beryl it says package not found.What do I do? Please help.

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