setting up beryl

cj debiani386 at
Wed Aug 15 12:26:30 UTC 2007

Rutger van Haasteren wrote:
> 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.
> Rutger
what im saying is is that i cant get any openGL from these drivers (like 
i go to run one of my games and it crashes because it cant use openGL or 
some of my GL screensavers creep), thats what i mean by "reverting back 
to the manufacturers drivers".

im using ENVY, which was recommended on that site (and debunked by the 

> On 8/14/07, *cj* <debiani386 at <mailto: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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