December 31, 2006

How to install 3D-Desktop using Beryl on Mandriva

Frank Neugebauer writes "Windows Vista provides two entirely new features to manage windows using Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D. Linux is already using this technology. 3D-Desktop is an OpenGL program for switching virtual desktops in a seamless 3-dimensional manner on Linux. The current desktop is mapped into a full screen 3D environment where you may choose other screens. Several different visualization modes are available. Mandriva 2007 has a the 3D desktop functionality implemented. You can set it up using the Mandriva Control Centre. Unfortunately it is not always working in the first place. Depending on the installed hardware, it works out of the box but also after downloading and installing new drivers and hacking the configuration files. This workshop describes the 3D Desktop installation on Mandriva 2007 using Beryl and Nvidia graphics cards."


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