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Old 05-13-2007, 10:18 AM   #21
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Yeah, I finally got it figured out. it just don't like my ATI 9000 graphics card I guess

Gotta find new toys to play with in Ububtu
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Funny.

I just installed Beryl on my laptop and I get.....


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Yeah, the Ubuntu forums say it is still beta program and might not work on all systems. Apparently, ATI cards in general and Linux don't play well together.

When I installed it, got it kinda figured out, and finally turned it on, it messed up my screen resolution, took away the title bars from all my windows, and left "ghost" windows when I'd close one.

Oh, well. Maybe the next release....
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I got that part figured out...site says Beryl is safe for ATI 9000 chips, but me thinks not.

Now I can't get x to come up on its own. Everytime it tries, it goes to white screen after login and password. Add to the fact I don't have /etc/x11/xorg directory...somehow Beryl decided it didn't need that, though Ubuntu does.
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You guys are are gunna make me try this.....

Last version of Linux I messed around with was SuSE...about 6 years ago
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Ah...found why I couldn't find my /etc/x11 file. Forgot linux is case sensitive

Still doesn't 'spalin why it will not autorun the desktop properly
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You guys are are gunna make me try this.....

Last version of Linux I messed around with was SuSE...about 6 years ago
Ubuntu is tons different than any other Linux I've messed with. Download the ISO and give the LiveCD a try. It ran flawlessly on The Missus' Dell 620 laptop, and on my beat up old Thinkpad R51
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Ah...found why I couldn't find my /etc/x11 file. Forgot linux is case sensitive

Still doesn't 'spalin why it will not autorun the desktop properly
Yeah, the case sensitive folder titles are tricky when you're used to windows. You might wanna try reading and/or asking over at the Ubuntu forums. I gave up It'd be fun, but it just don't seem to like my hardware
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I'd rather wait for ReactOS to mature: http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html All the current Linux distros out there are all the same, just what packages come with them are different. I've tried various distros through the years in an effort to ween myself away from Windows, but its a Windows word out there, and if you cant run some Windows software and games out there you dont have much of a choice. At least with ReactOS you can run some Win apps with not much setup time or playing around with emulation settings.
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i'm dual booting it with windows vista. Got beryl running great and i'm even running world of warcraft with WINE. Only problem is it doesn't use my SLi machine effectively so i still use windows for gaming.


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