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linux_makers
1st July 2007, 05:10 AM
Hey Guys,

I just wanted to know if my hardware is supported to make beryl work:
here is a part of the lspci output

Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter


what do u think ?

linux_makers
1st July 2007, 06:07 AM
Okay, i installed beryl and when i ran it, i got a white screen..
i searched the forum and i finally got a way to solve this which is the ---use-copy but it is very slow..

I guess my VGA is supported, but why is it so slow ??

Thetargos
1st July 2007, 08:21 AM
Because it doesn't have all the features Beryl requires to run smoothly, and some of the functions have to be done in software. Beryl greatly benefits from "DX9" class hardware (I hate that classification, much rather call it OpenGL 1.5 compliant hardware), in other words, it greatly benefits from Shader engines and advanced pixel processing units.

Edit

I don't seem to be able to find any information pertaining to the real 3D capabilities of this chipset, but from what I've seen around, you'd better stick to Metacity and maybe if you want a less boring Desktop, use 'xcompmgr' instead of Compiz/Beryl (though that one [unless it has been corrected as of late] leaks memory like crazy)