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i read up alot on your error message. I would like you to do a few things for me:

1. Go into BIOS and find out the boot order of your devices and tell it to me.

2. Do you have more than one CD or DVD drive?
a. If so, which is the master and which is the slave?
b. If so, which do you put the 7.04 LiveCD in?

3. Do you have more than one hard drive?
a. If so, which is the master and which is the slave?
b. If so, are they different types? (ie. one is IDE, the other is SATA)

4. Does your BIOS have a JMicron setting?

I will try to look up some stuff on Beryl a little later.

Edited by stettybet0, 26 April 2007 - 12:49 PM.

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i read up alot on your error message. I would like you to do a few things for me:

1. Go into BIOS and find out the boot order of your devices and tell it to me.

2. Do you have more than one CD or DVD drive?
a. If so, which is the master and which is the slave?
b. If so, which do you put the 7.04 LiveCD in?

3. Do you have more than one hard drive?
a. If so, which is the master and which is the slave?
b. If so, are they different types? (ie. one is IDE, the other is SATA)

4. Does your BIOS have a JMicron setting?

I will try to look up some stuff on Beryl a little later.



2. I have two Driver, one CD-RW and one DVD-RW
a. DVD-RW is master
b. I put it in the Master (DVD-RW)

3. I have 2 hard drives
a. The one that is master has Windows Vista on it, and the second one is divided into different partitions and one section is separated for Linux, around 20 Gb
b. They are both IDE

4. I have no clue, I haven't seen an option for that

I have a suggestion which might work, I will try and use the Vista Partitioner included in the DVD and delete both the "swap" and the "/" partition and then remake them with Live CD.

Thank you for your help so far!

Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 26 April 2007 - 02:17 PM.

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I don't recommend what you thought of trying. Deleting that partition won't get the LiveCD to boot.

However, there are 3 things I want you to try. (In this order)

1. If you burned the LiveCD onto a DVD, try burning it onto a CD.

2. Once the LiveCD is on a CD (whether it was originally, or you did it by following the last instruction), try it in both drives, not just the DVD-RW drive.

3. Try disabling or removing your floppy drive (if you have one).

Edited by stettybet0, 26 April 2007 - 02:37 PM.

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I was stupid and didn't wait and I tried that anyways, I installed 6.10 and I'm happy right now, yay!!!! Still I can't figure out how to get beryl going! All options are disabled and I can't change my themes either. By the way this is my laptop, the 7.04 one.


Thanks SO much, I am so glad we got that working.

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what packages did you download and install via Synaptic?

You should install "Beryl" and "Beryl Manager" at least. You can check out what the other beryl packages offer and decide if you want those features too.
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Actually I installed all of them. The things is it worked before all the mess and now it doesn't so it can't be a hardware problem. Also by disabled I mean beryl is running and when I use the shortcut keys they don't work and when I go to the settings it says its disabled. I don't know why its not working.
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ok, so we are on your 7.04 laptop, right? Think you could take a screenshot to show what you mean by "when I go to the settings it says its disabled."?
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Yup we are on the laptop, sorry I didn't reply in a while I had lots of school projects going on. Heres the screenshot:

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those are just shortcuts to change settings... perhaps the ones that say "disabled" just don't have a default shortcut...
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Anyways thanks for your help but unfortunately someone stole my Laptop and now I don't have to fix beryl anymore.

Thanks

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ouch... i'm really sorry. i hope you have contacted the appropriate authorities, and hopefully you will get it back.
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Amyways I got over the laptop and I'm fine now. Although I am having the exact problem with my PC. I noticed that the WIndow Manager is set to Metacity and won't change to Beryl although I can chnage it to KWin. I found this by clicking on the Jem and then scrolling over "Select Window Manager".

How can I enable the Beryl thing?

Thanks

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Sorry for the late reply.

Could you give me a walkthrough of what you did to install beryl? I want to try and see if I can find where something went wrong.
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Thanks for replying! Ok so here is step by step what I did:

1) Used your Awesome NVIDIA driver Guide!
2) Restarted
3) Installed Beryl from the Ubuntu 6.10 Nvidia guide (from after the Driver Installation)
4) I opened up Synaptic Package Manager and installed the rest of all the things that had to do with beryl (I searched beryl and installed all)
5) Restarted

And thats all. Also I can't find the Ubuntu 6.10 Nvidia guide anymore seems like there were some changes on the site.

Thanks for all you're help so far, seems like this is becoming a fairly large topic.

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please run this command via terminal and tell me what fps you are getting:

glxgears -iacknowledgethatthistoolisnotabenchmark

As the creators of glxgears cleverly implied, the tool is not a benchmark, but if you get an exceedingly low fps, it may mean that 3d rendering is not properly enabled.
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