setting up beryl

Rutger van Haasteren vhaasteren at
Wed Aug 15 08:09:41 UTC 2007

What drivers are you describing?

You mention the drivers from the site, the opensource drivers and the
manufacturers drivers. This is reasonably confusing.

The drivers of the manufacturer (ATI) are the closed source fglrx drivers
(so-called proprietary drivers). See
The opensource ati radeon drivers are the non-proprietary drivers.

To my knowledge, on the site Kevin lets you install the fglrx drivers with
envy, so I don't understand what you mean with reverting back to the
manufacturers drivers. You /need/ fglrx. Test wether it works with glxinfo
and glxgears --printfps. Make sure that you run the right drivers first.


On 8/14/07, cj <debiani386 at> wrote:
> Rutger van Haasteren wrote:
> > I think btw that you have one of those MSI RSX480-IL motherboards. I
> > had one of those a while ago and they (**cough**suck**cough**) didn't
> > provide me with satisfaction. You /need/ to run the fglrx driver,
> > since the opensource drivers do not support the Xpress200 well enough.
> > You then also /need/ xgl for beryl. I got that working on my Xpress200
> > card almost a year ago on Dapper! Try some good tutorials on
> > ATI+XGL+Beryl.
> >
> > Another suggestion: why don't you try compiz-fusion? I heard they had
> > some bugfixes on the non-tfp rendering path, and it has inherited
> > everything nice from beryl ofcourse. A friend of mine made a tutorial:
> >
> >
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > Rutger
> Rutger, with the drivers on thsi site, i cant log in to xgl, it comes
> out garbled. if i want to log into xgl, i have to revert back to the
> manufacturer drivers, but then beryl wont work with those.
> i cant get openGL accelleration with these drivers either
> --cj
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