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jdeslip 02-07-07 03:11 AM

Beryl White Screen Issue
On the latest versions of beryl (0.1.99 and 0.1.9999), whenever I try to start beryl, the screen goes entirely white. I use fedora 6 64 bit and latest driver 9746. A lot of other people are having this problem see:






The beryl people seem to be blaming it on an nvidia bug. Does anyone know anything about this? Does anyone know of a fix?

Thanks for any help!


Ikshaar 02-07-07 08:04 AM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
Had same problem (give up on beryl for now too unstable) but you can start beryl-settings first and try disabling some option. I manage to get it started this way.

First remove .beryl* folder to reset it, then I disabled v-sync (or f-sync) forgot name, disabled detect refresh rate, I disable all plugins I would not need.

Also opengl accel need to be set on nVidia of course (on Gentoo: eselect opengl set nvidia). After an xorg-server upgrade, it was reset but did not show on eselect as being on wrong one, but was.

AaronP 02-07-07 09:45 AM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
In addition to making sure that OpenGL is working correctly, also be sure that you've enabled the AddARGBGLXVisuals option in xorg.conf. If you have nvidia-xconfig, just run nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals.

jdeslip 02-07-07 12:31 PM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
opengl seems to be working fine. glxgears gives it's usual high score and beryl 0.1.4 still works fine. Additionally my xorg.conf has the lines you suggest it should. It is just the upgrade to bery 0.1.99 and 0.1.9999 that seem to have problems. I wouldn't think it was an nvidia problem except for the responses we have gotten from the beryl people (see links in above post).

People claim you can fix it with using beryl --use-copy but that it then runs painfully slow.

Anyway, thanks for any help.

netllama 02-07-07 12:48 PM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
I read through the two beryl bugs, and there's no information in either on how it was determined that this is an nvidia driver bug. I'd appreciate if someone would inquire.

I'd like to see an nvidia-bug-report.log generated while the problem is present.


jdeslip 02-07-07 06:05 PM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
Sorry. I agree with you about nvidia bug report. They don't claim how they know it is an nvidia bug, just that it is. Sounds a bit like they are just playing blame game. Also, could you point me to nvidia's bug report system; I can't seem to find it. Then I will report the bug.



netllama 02-07-07 06:07 PM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
I'd appreciate if you would post a comment into the beryl bug asking how it was determined that it was an nvidia driver bug.

This is NVIDIA's bug reporting system. You should attach the nvidia-bug-report.log here.


mooninite 02-07-07 06:52 PM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
Wow, I just noticed this as I haven't used Beryl in a while.

Any version prior to 0.1.9xxx would work fine on my system, but when a friend of mine wanted to try it out on his system he loaded up 0.1.9xxx and he got a white screen.

All systems use the latest 9746 driver.

system 1:
Intel Core 2
Fedora Core 6 x86_64
Beryl gives a white screen (unable to bind pixmaps)
(used to work with Beryl < 0.1.9xxx, no configuration changes)

system 2:
Fedora Core 6 x86_64
Beryl gives a white screen (unable to bind pixmaps)

system 3:
Pentium 4
Fedora Core 6 i386
Beryl 0.1.9xxx works fine!

Compiz works fine on all these systems. This looks like a Beryl bug.

jdeslip 02-07-07 07:14 PM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
Sorry for this noob question. I will be happy to provide you whatever I can. Could you tell me how to produce the nvidia-bug-report.log.



lancer01 02-08-07 06:26 AM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
1 Attachment(s)
Here is a bug report. Created when the system was displaying a white screen. I used the Nvidia drivers posted on the livna site.

From what I've seen, the problem only exists on x86_64 systems

jdeslip 02-09-07 12:20 AM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
Thanks for posting the bug report... I am still a bit of a noob.

jdeslip 02-11-07 12:51 AM

Re: Beryl White Screen Issue
Someone on the fedora forum says that doing this fixes the problem

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib64/nvidia/libGL.so.1 beryl-manager

however when I try to do this with livna nvidia driver x86_64 9746 the screen flickers for a bit and then nothing happens. I get this error:

beryl: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/nvidia/libGL.so.1: undefined symbol: _nv001274gl

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