Is there a linux distro - ie. Ubuntu, RedHat - that comes with XGL preloaded?

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  1. Reclaimer

    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    or even if it can be installed into the os from teh terminal...been watching youtube videos on xgl and its freaking amazing.
     
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    XGL isn't necessarily what you want.
    Install Ubuntu and find a suitable tutorial for installing beryl from ubuntuforums.org (really great place). It's pretty simple to setup on top of Ubuntu, and I think it's easier on SUSE (is it available by default?).

    Ubuntu's the distro I recommend though.
     
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    XGL is what he wants. Its bad ass. Can anyone answer his question?
     
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    What does XGL do?
     
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    It's an X server built on top of OpenGL. Combined with a compositing window manager it enables fancy desktop effects, similar to Mac OS X exposé.
     
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    It is super 3d windows manager for X.
     
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    Ahh. Won't work too well on my old 300MHz laptop, then.

    Any word when Bumptop is going to be released?
     
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    No, he wants beryl/compiz (beryl was forked from compiz, and I hear it's the best). It's a bad ass window manager. It originally ran only on XGL, which is a hacky X server (on top of Xorg). Now half the time it runs not on XGL, because necessary features have been incorperated into Xorg in much less of a hacky way. The "cool" thing about using XGL now is that it works with all drivers, where the unhacky way works only with the free DRI drivers, developed in the Xorg tree.

    AIGLX, look it up if you like. texture_from_pixmap or something like that was the other new feature.
     
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    Depends waay more on the graphics card. In my usage of Beryl, I know I didn't notice any change in CPU usage except when I did crazy shit that I usually wouldn't do anyhow, like watching videos stretched on two virtual desktops, and looking at it around the cube. And even then, the CPU usage I suspect was in the video decoding mostly.

    Do you have intel graphics? They're pretty much the best when it comes to drivers, since Intel GPLed them.

    You can disable features you don't like too. It's got a very nice, very powerful, graphical configuror.
     
  11. Reclaimer

    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    yeah i totally want xgl. but is there a difference between xgl/beryl/looking glass? it seems that they basically do the same thing.
     
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    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    totally. i use ubuntu right now on a spare PC that has an old P2 in it...it runs awesome but im sure with the accelerated graphics of the beryl/xgl/looking glass programs my 64 mb graphics card WOULD NOT be able to handle that. lol.

    is there any free distro that comes with xgl/beryl/looking glass preloaded?
     
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    The old laptop has a NeoMagic something something something. It can't even do 24-bit color. Trust me when I say it won't run XGL.
     
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    Sabayon is what you're looking for. It comes with Beryl, but AIGLX. If you have an ATi card (like myself), Ubuntu is easy to setup XGL on. Beryl install is also a piece of cake.

    Gentoo isn't :wtc:
     
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    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    I have an Nvidia 7300. sabayon you say? better than ubuntu?
     
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    The newer ATI cards do not play nice with Beryl and XGL.

    I cannot for the life of me get my x1650xt to work with beryl and XGL in Ubuntu.
     
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    wtf ATI?
     
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    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    why is it that ati cards dont work well with beryl?


    drivers?
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it. Even Linspire isn't easier to use than Ubuntu -- it tries to oversimplify shit.
     
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    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    im now trying to figure out how to dual boot MCE and Ubuntu 6.06...every single time i try this i fail. miserably.
     
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    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    aaaaand done. :hsd: it only took me an hour and a bit more to setup my two drives juuust the way i like it....now onto beryl...
     
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    Ubuntu would be my choice, but for preloaded distros, Sabayon is an answer. Actually, I think Gentoo would be ideal.

    Google Beryl+AIGLX, and there will be a lot of guides.

    Good luck!
     
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