Fix for Beryl Worspaces Problem in Feisty Fawn

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The workspace options dissapeared when right clicking on a window using the beryl manager.


First you need to Add Beryl Edgy Repos

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following at the bottom

## Beryl Edgy Repo
deb edgy main

Then reload your update manager.

sudo aptitude update

Now you need to downgrade the following packages


Go to the packet manager System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

Click on search and enter "libwnck", click ok, then you should see several files returned.

Select libwnck18 and go Package -> Force Version, in the drop down menu select 2.16.1 and push ok. Repeat this for the common package as well. Then push apply and you will downgrade your version of both files.

Reboot your computer and on restart you can now switch workspaces like you used to, perhaps later a patch will be made for beryl to work with 2.18.0

If you want to stop the update manager from pestering you to upgrade to 2.18.0 just search for libwnck like before and select each of the two files one at a time and then go System -> Lock Version.

The only problem with this is you will have to update these two files manually if a new version is released

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3 Responses

  1. Hiten says:


    i am new to ubuntu and have just installed beryl after hearing so much about it! unfortunately, when i load beryl my entire screen goes white (blank) and i can’t get out of it without restarting the computuer. please could someone help me with this issue?

  2. bspiral says:

    Hey Hiten,

    You’ll get more response from Ubuntu’s Forums found here

    And if you search around, I’ll bet you’ll find an answer to your problem pretty quickly. I however don’t have one for you, or I would have posted it here. Hope this helps.

  3. maansson says:

    I had some problems using the fix because of a missing public key, thought I’d post how to get it here:

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


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