FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE / Gnome / Beryl (recipe)

Reid Linnemann lreid at
Mon Jun 25 14:59:34 UTC 2007

Written by Eduardo Viruena Silva on 06/22/07 19:05>>
> ----------------
> I have to thank to Reid Linnemann from the freebsd-questions list,
> for suggesting me compile 6.2-STABLE, and to Jose Luis Enriquez,
> for helping me to configure X.
> ----------------
> Hope it helps.
> Cheers,
>        Eduardo.
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Glad you got it working. I'm running Beryl on my workstation with an 
intel i865G. I've notice sometimes I run into shm starvation, either 
causing apps like firefox to fail to run or beryl to paint windows with 
empty textures. If you run in to this, try increasing the sysctl 
kern.ipc.shmall. I doubled the default value of 8192 (I think this is in 
bytes) to 16384 and I've not hit any more problems.

I've noticed GLX performance on the intel to be fabulous, using NVIDIA I 
currently get atrocious frame rates (sub-frame-per-second) on glxgears. 
I haven't tested on an ATI chip yet.

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