Beryl & Nvidia (Xgl)
lord_alan at dsl.pipex.com
Fri Oct 6 15:24:28 PDT 2006
Just a quick update for those who are interested:
For brevity, I installed Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) which has Xorg 7.1 (which
To get Beryl (As was: compiz-quinnstorm) running I followed a how-to
note on the Beryl forum site. This basically involved updating a few
packages and installing the binary Beta Nvidia driver.
As a test, I have set this up on a rather old machine: A Dell Dimension
with 256Mb of RAMBUS (eeeuuuchhhh!) and an old P4 running at 2Ghz I
think. My graphics card is a similarly ancient AGP slot Nvidia MX/400.
Beryl runs smoothly and with no noticeable performance hit. Eye Candy
all works as expected.
Now the theory is proven; time to build a shiny new LFS/BLFS and get
this new gear running on a "lean" machine. Ubuntu is a nice distro, but
like all of them pretty much, they seem to install so much unnecessary
stuff. And I don't want GNOME!
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