Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Loote, Apr 5, 2007.
That's where I'm at now. I think I've almost got the problem isolated.
Hahaha, I now run Beryl. Yay.
Post some SSs. Welcome to the world of linux.
SSs couldn't capture all the bells and whistles, so I went one better
Thanks again to everyone who helped. This was easily worth all the hassle. Fucking awesome.
Pretty snazzy looking. Congrats. I assume Beryl is the UI that allows the scroll and cube options?
Yeah, and it is very[/i ]groovy
I'm impressed you could get a vid capture - or did you use an external movie?
Uber shizzle, I've never even tried gettng the shmancy desktoppage working yet - now I'm inspired. =)
Hopefully it's equally easy on Debian.
I used an external camera. That would be sick if I could just record the desktop like that. I definitely recommend giving this Beryl thing a shot. It's so damned nifty. I've seen videos of it being run on dual-monitors before, and instead of two cubes. the cube was just double-wide, which I thought was very cool.
Lol. I tried forever to get beryl to work. Still havent gotten it .
But i dont really have the time to try much more right now -.-
As you can gather from the thread, I went through a hundred different things as well. This is the tutorial that finally saw me through it.
It might not work for your hardware, though -- I dunno what you have as far as graphics cards.
Also, if you haven't already seen this, this thread has links to tons of different tutorials for people with different hardware.
How are you liking Debian Ut? I had just downloaded it msyelf after being pleasantly surprised with Ubunutu (but not liking some options stripped out). I tried Debian awhile back, think before sarge and was too noob at the time to get things working well in it. This go around I'm giving it a try on my main PC I dual boot (for now) with XP to play games. Arch is on my dedicated linux box still. I'm also going to try out it with the amd64 version and see how it performs as well as how much trouble working with the 32bit apps will be.
I'm also going to plung into working with Gnome again after a good while on KDE now. Konqeror is such a wonderful thing though, will be missed. I think KDE is a bit lighter on resources, but anything is going to fly on a FX-55 with 2GB RAM anyway.
Debian with mp3 and aac streams out of the box, that was surprising.
I've used Debian since Woody and I gotta say I've really liked it after Sarge came out. I also have an Ubuntu box (and did a lot of redhat before) - I probably like Debian the best. Ubuntu is a bit more user-friendly, but in ways that I often don't like (I actually like my OS's kinda raw and not to do too much thinking for me.)
Overall though, if you're very comfy with Ubuntu, Debian isn't really all that different. The key really is to make sure you use the testing branch and not the stable. Stable is nice and, well.... stable - but it also gets incredibly stale (it is only updated for security fixes for the most part, so it's progress is glacial.)
Exactly, I don't like TOO much done for me. On the flip side I don't want to compile my own packages ad nausem either; been there, done that. Trying Suse a couple timess over the years turned me off to dependancy package managers. Yast always fubar'd everything in short order. I did the slack-based thing for a good while. I was pleasantly surprised with synaptic after putting Ubuntu on to help Ageless. Gnome and Debian will be getting a thorough testing for awhile.
Hey AD, are you still using Linux? haha
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