Beryl and a funny keyboard problem
daniel.mons at iinet.net.au
Wed Jun 6 23:31:32 BST 2007
Anthony J Brow wrote:
> On three occasions I have tried to install Beryl, got a lot of Beryl in
> the system, but just could not get it to run.
> What is the trick to get it to run ?. The installation seemed to go ok.
> But when clicking on the 'beryl' icon , Feisty just froze and I had to
> switch off and reload feisty. So, Beryl has again been unloaded.
What video card do you have in the system? Has it been set up for
hardware 3D/OpenGL accelleration? Have you run another 3D application to
test? "foobillard" is a nice, small 3D billiards/pool game in the main
repos that can be installed easily, and will give you a good indication
if your 3D is working well.
sudo apt-get install foobillard
When you run it under a properly configured hardware accellerated X, it
will run very smoothly. If it falls back to software mode, it will be
quite jerky. If you haven't configured hardware OpenGL accelleration
properly, then Beryl will fail.
> First, mysteriously "at" sign got somehow switched with ' " ' sign and I
> had no idea how to get it back, but now the 'at' sign has disappeared
> altogether. When rebooting to to the 'XP' side all is working normal on
> the keyboard.
Under Ubuntu/GNOME, click System -> Preferences -> Keyboard, and hit the
Make sure your keyboard is set to US English, and that you are using the
generic 101/104/105 key driver.
Under "Layout Options" check options like the Euro options, and make
sure that the Euro symbol hasn't been added to the "2" key (ie: where @
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