Im new to Linux.
I just installed kubuntu.
I saw it is possible to give nice 3d and other effects to the desktop.
Is it Beryl?
How do I install this in kubuntu?
Berl can be a real pain to setup but its nice to play around and have fun with. But if im not mistaken , there are graphics card specific guides, i had to follow one for ATI cards, and if you're on a debian based machine, you need to add something to the repo's if i recall correctly, but i cant check cuz the beryl wiki is down atm.... and i cant remember how i got mine to work lol.
It's in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) by default. If you have installed your drivers then it should work by enabling it in System > Preferences > Desktop Effects.
You can't change any settings though, so everything is the default value. Wobbly Windows and the cube will work, and windows and menus will just fade out etc.
Ok, everything works fine now..
The problem was just that I hadn't installed the nvidia drivers.
I like this beryl..
Oh, just another stupid question.. every time I turn on my pc I have to "Run command.." emerald and beryl for it to work.. how can I make these start automatically at startup??
In KDE or GNOME?
In GNOME, you can add the entries to System=>Preferences=>Session=>Startup(maybe it's not startup. don't have gnome here to check this)
In KDE, symlink both those in ~/.kde/Autostart
im new to this..
I use KDE, but ~kde does no exist...
An idiots proof guide to do this???
Kevinalle, can I just ask a question?
Why did you decide to use Kubuntu rather than Ubuntu? I would've thought if you're new to linux you'd just stick with the standard release...