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Debian Etch Compiz – Beryl

Although the Debian repos have Compiz available, I have had bad experiences with what should be a routine installation. Although I have had good experiences utilizing the now outdated Beryl repos and software. To install Beryl for Debian Etch AMD64 add the following repos to your apt sources file: deb http://debian.beryl-project.org/ etch main deb-src http://debian.beryl-project.org/ etch main Add the gpg key: wget -O - http://debian.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg | sudo apt-key add - Install Beryl: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install beryl-manager emerald-themes Update xorg.conf (sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf): then added these two lines under the “Screen” section Option “XAANoOffscreenPixmaps” Option “AddARGBGLXVisuals” “true” then added these lines under “Device” Option “AllowGLXWithComposite” “true” Option “RenderAccel” “true” added one line under “Server Layout” Option “AIGLX” “on” Finally at the end of the file add these lines Section “Extensions” Option “Composite” “Enable” EndSection

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