White display/screen when launching Beryl

Ivan Voras ivoras at fer.hr
Mon Mar 5 14:51:10 UTC 2007

Kris Glynn wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed ModularXorg from the info on the wiki. Everything
> appears to have installed correctly although when I launch Beryl-manager
> all I see is a white display yet it seems as though the desktop is still
> active behind the white display.
> I have tried various searches to rectify the problem but to no avail.
> Does anyone know how to fix this ?

There were a couple of threads about this problem here. Try searching
the list for a thread I started about problems with beryl.

The short version is: If you have an ATI card, forget it, if you have an
Intel card, it might work, and if you have an nVidia card, it will
probably work with one version of their proprietary driver or another.

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