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I cant get XGL running on my laptop, but I still want to make Linux look cool. What other cool things can I do to Linux to make it awsome?
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Originally Posted by BenHagerty
compiz
Unless I have no idea what I'm doing, that requires XGL...
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Beryl; much better than Compiz. You can try installing costume cursors and themes, and go crazy with the panels so your desktop looks unique. You can do so many things with Linux it's hard to decide.
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Make the screen saver run as the root window. From theRemix. Lookie
Can still use Compiz or Beryl ever with out Xgl.
Xgl=new X server
Compiz/Beryl= Window manager (metacity is default in Gnome)

Only thing that you wont be able to use is the cube and rotate options. I'd try Beryl, looks much cooler. I want to try and get it on FreeBSD.

Look into gdesklet
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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
Make the screen saver run as the root window. From theRemix. Lookie
Can still use Compiz or Beryl ever with out Xgl.
Xgl=new X server
Compiz/Beryl= Window manager (metacity is default in Gnome)

Only thing that you wont be able to use is the cube and rotate options. I'd try Beryl, looks much cooler. I want to try and get it on FreeBSD.

Look into gdesklet
I've tried running Beryl, but it always crashes back to Metacity when I try to start it
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