Posted by: isaraffee | August 10, 2009

Exploring Sabayon 3D Desktop Effects Using Beryl

Exploring Sabayon 3D Desktop Effects Using Beryl

To enable the 3D desktop effect, you need to firstly to go to the Sabayon Linux Desktop Acceleration Menu i.e by clicking Menu–> Applications–> Settings–>Acceleration Manager.

Once you are in the Sabayon Linux Desktop Acceleration Menu, click on the radio button to select XGL Desktop Acceleration. Then click on the “Activate Desktop Acceleration” button.

You then have to restart your PC and after it reboot logging to another user of your choice and choose GNOME as the Window manager. (You can also try logging to root user, but mine works with other user, using GNOME.)

After login to another user in my case user idris and chose GNOME for the Window Manager (GNOME works for me better than KDE), go to System–>Preferences–>Acceleration Manager.

The system will prompt you a root password, to launch the Acceleration Manager.

After you have keyed in the root password successfully, the Sabayon Linux Desktop Acceleration menu will be displayed. Select the XGL Desktop Acceleration and click on the Activate Desktop.

In the Beryl Settings Manager (mine is version 0.1.4) you will only need to explore the Desktop and Visual Options.

You have to reboot the system.

On another user which has a KDE window manager, Beryl’s 3D effects also worked.

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