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i've installed Beryl with the automatic install script. Everything boots up the same but after the Kubuntu load screen i get a black screen with grey, vertical lines coming from ...
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    Beryl Installed.. now blank screen with stripes


    i've installed Beryl with the automatic install script. Everything boots up the same but after the Kubuntu load screen i get a black screen with grey, vertical lines coming from the bottom of the screen. When i type in my password i do hear the login sound. i have run 'apt-get remove beryl' and it did so with no problem. The problem still persists. The script installed Nvidia drivers which i did not have installed before. This is what i think is causing the problem. Any ideas? i am not sure what to do.
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    I am SuSE user and would use "sax2" if I get any display problems.
    Not sure if it is there on Kubuntu, give a try

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    execute this
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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    select "vesa" vedio driver and accept all other default options. OR edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf file manually and set Driver value to "vesa" in Video Card section.
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    i did that 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' to get things working again last night. Then i reinstalled Nvidia drivers manually. The same thing happen. So now i know for sure it is not Beryl causing the problem but the Nvidia drivers.

    What is the difference between 'nv' and 'vesa'? How should i go about getting the best use out of my Nvidia Geforce FX Go5700 card? Try installing Nvidia drivers again, use 'nv' or use 'vesa'? i don't know much AT ALL about these things.
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    Hey which drivers are you installing. You need 3d drivers for beryl !!! If you dont have 3d drivers you get white screen with stripes.

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    Vesa is a generic driver and it works for almost all graphics cards ( it doesn't work for a few ATI cards though). 'nv' is generic driver for all types of nVidia Cards. check /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers folder. all drivers are stored there.
    install nVidia Driver specific for your card for best use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    Hey which drivers are you installing. You need 3d drivers for beryl !!! If you dont have 3d drivers you get white screen with stripes.
    i do it through apt-get like this (all using sudo):
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    apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
    after that i type:
    nvidia-xconfig
    After doing all of this the "nvidia-xconfig" runs alright and there is an "[OK]" after each thing. When i restart i get the blank screen. Even after i reinstalled and just installed Nvidia drivers. i didn't install Beryl again yet. i will not until i get my Nvidia drivers going correctly. What drivers would be the 3D drivers you're talking about?
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