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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 http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org feisty main

Save file and exit

Copy the key file using the following command

wget http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/[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

beryl-manager

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48 Comments to “How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn”

  1. martin says:

    Hi! Great how-to! but in sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes it would lack to add to beryl-manager, or not?

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  2. Unknown says:

    Very nice thank you very much for this guide!

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  3. Steve says:

    Ok so I was setting up ubuntu for the first time, i installed the nvidia drivers right away, then I found a beryl install guide geared toward ATI, i figured I could follow it and skip the driver part…..didn’t work

    I tried the above and on the last step before running the manager I get the following.

    What went wrong?

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    emerald-themes is already the newest version.
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    beryl: Depends: beryl-settings but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-manager but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    Thanks,
    Steve

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  4. admin says:

    Hi Steve,

    Try to run the following command from the terminal

    sudo apt-get -f install

    This will install all the required dependencies

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  5. iamm7md says:

    Nice How to?

    I ran into a problem when running sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes, it gives me this message:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    beryl: Depends: beryl-core but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libberylsettings0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libberyldecoration0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-plugins but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-settings but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-manager but it is not going to be installed
    emerald-themes: Depends: emerald (>= 0.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    iamm7md@iamm7md-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libapr0 libsvn0 kdesvn-kio-plugins libsvnqt2 php5-cli libhtml-lint-perl
    php5-common weblint-perl
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    iamm7md@iamm7md-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    beryl: Depends: beryl-core but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libberylsettings0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libberyldecoration0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-plugins but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-settings but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-manager but it is not going to be installed
    emerald-themes: Depends: emerald (>= 0.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    Any ideas!!!

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  6. iamm7md says:

    As you can see from above, I ran it twice :)
    but no luck :(

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  7. UbuntuRcks says:

    Works like a CHARM.
    Admin: Great Job. I tried many a times in the previous version of Ubuntu to get my beryl work on my laptop but I have to give it to you. The steps you mentioned in here exactly did the thing for me.

    Thanks… Enjoying the eye candy finally on my own machine.

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  8. John Emery says:

    Thanks for the guide. Everything worked as you said but for one minor detail… after I start the beryl manager and choose beryl as the window manager… my windows flash for several seconds… then everything returns to normal. Right clicking on the beryl manager and going back to “select window manager” shows I’m back to using the default “metacity” window manager.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    John

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  9. John Emery says:

    Never mind… figured it out. I downloaded nvidia’s driver directly from their website and installed it over the one your instructions had me install. Odd thing is they were the same version, but GLX is working now. Oh, and so is beryl!

    Thanks,
    John

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  10. gkou says:

    Hi – Thanks for the guide.

    Unfortunately, I am experiencing the same issue as iamm7md …

    I tried ‘sudo apt-get -f install’ but it didn’t solve the issue.

    Do you have any other ideas?

    Thanks!
    Greg

    root@gkou-desktop:~# sudo apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    dia-libs dia-gnome dia-common
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    root@gkou-desktop:~# sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    emerald-themes is already the newest version.
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    beryl: Depends: beryl-settings but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

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  11. Cyphase says:

    You can also install nvidia-glx-new. It’s a newer version of the nVidia driver (obviously).

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  12. n00blar says:

    Ok, installation worked flawlessly, but beryl-manager doesn’t exist…I do have beryl-settings, but what’s next? Do I need to load something or make any other changes?

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  13. AutoItKing says:

    The part where you edit the sources.list file is where I get stuck. Any help?

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  14. Steve Rooke says:

    Has anyone got this going with multiple heads on the same card, IE. Nvidia 6800GT + 2 19″ monitors? I still have to use Xgl to achieve this.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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  15. Martin says:

    I followed the instructions, but after doing ‘ctrl+alt+backspace’, the screen goes blank, and the monitor goes into powersave mode (same as when ubuntu is booting up).

    How do I get it so I can see what’s going on? Can I type the ‘sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes’ from here?

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  16. Cody Hodges says:

    Thanks Man! Awesome guide! I’m new to linux as of today and got it to work like a champ. Just a thought though I also had to:
    sudo apt-get install beryl-manager

    Thanks again

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  17. Krish says:

    Hi

    thanks for the guide. Beryl now works on my PC. I have one query. How do i get Ubuntu (7.04) to start Beryl on startup.

    Currently i get the gnome window manager and have to go to Apps- System tools – beryl manager to start it

    Thanks again

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  18. Tim says:

    Its alive This is my second time trying to install beryl I lost the fight using my old ati card in my laptop but it works with my nvidia 128 mb pci card(very cheap)only prob is that beryl doesnt load at start up and the last step wouldnt run from the run box had to be executed in the terminal good tutorial

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  19. Dave says:

    sudo nvidia-xconfig –add-argb-glx-visuals –composite
    nvidia-xconfig: unrecognized option: “–add-argb-glx-visuals”

    Invalid commandline, please run `nvidia-xconfig –help` for usage information.

    Any ideas why this is so?

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  20. Jester says:

    After i reboot the system, I get back to the logon screen under the terminal. Then i get the message of X server error. How do i fix this?

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  21. Charles says:

    I got the same thing as Jester.. Just after install the driver, everythings seems okay. But once reboot the system, nvidia driver gone again.

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  22. Garrett says:

    This worked like a charm. Beryl really is the most amazing thing. Just Wow.

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  23. JJ says:

    Can anyone help with this —-

    root@john-laptop:/home/john# sudo apt-get install beryl emerald-themes
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    beryl: Depends: beryl-core but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libberylsettings0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libberyldecoration0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-plugins but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: beryl-settings but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: emerald but it is not going to be installed or
    aquamarine but it is not going to be installed or
    heliodor but it is not going to be installed or
    yawd but it is not installable or
    compiz-gnome but it is not installable
    Depends: beryl-manager but it is not going to be installed
    emerald-themes: Depends: emerald (>= 0.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    root@john-laptop:/home/john# beryl-mananger
    bash: beryl-mananger: command not found
    root@john-laptop:/home/john#

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  24. alex says:

    i am trying to install this i dont really know what i am doing when i try and edit the source file code it wont let me type then it acts all weird. what am i doing wrong?

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  25. Jeff says:

    I installed everything but as soon as I ran the beryl-manager everything went white. I was able to hold Ctrl + Alt + Mouse rotate the white cube around and I could see the beryl icon on the top and bottom of the cube. After that I restarted my pc and now the X server wont even load. Anyone know what is wrong? Thanks!!!

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  26. norton says:

    I have the same problem as Jeff (comment 27.) – everything goes well until i run beryl-manager. My screen goes white. I can use the Ctrl+Alt+Left_mouse to move the cube (and the Ctrl+Alt+arrow_keys) but every face of the cube is white. Now, I’m stuck. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  27. Colin says:

    Hey everyone. Just tried out this tutorial. Was doing fine until I ran “sudo apt-get update” after modifying the .list file. Keeps saying “E: Type ‘?’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list”
    So, I’m stuck. Can anyone help?

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  28. Toolsheded says:

    Hi,
    I just wanted to say, I’m experienced with windows but NOT with linux, and I had no problem getting this to work with this tutorial. Beryl is pretty freakin cool, and well worth the little bit of terminal commands you have to write.
    BTW I think I’m going to turn in to a linux junkie.
    Thanks for the tutorial

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  29. angel115 says:

    Hi there,

    If you are sure that these library are already installed you can try the following:
    ./configure LIBBERYLDECORATION_LIBS=/usr/lib/ LIBBERYLDECORATION_CFLAGS=/usr/lib BERYL_CFLAGS=/usr/lib BERYL_LIBS=/usr/lib GLIB_CFLAGS=/usr/lib GLIB_LIBS=/usr/lib

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  30. Kjaeer says:

    well i’m pretty new to linux a i have a problem in editing the source.list.. how do i do this???

    kjaeer

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