Having heard that this combo resulted in superior eye candy I decided to give it a try. As usual the Ubuntu forums had agreat howto, so it looked as though it wouldn’t be too complex. Following through the howto it all seemed to progress as it should. The system is amd64 and the graphics card is nVidia, so there didn’t appear to be any problems there. Getting the Xgl server running rather than Xorg took a few tries, but I got there.
Then I tried running compiz. Sadly it didn’t quite work as predicted
david@drakh:~$ gnome-window-decorator &  5940 david@drakh:~$ compiz --replace gconf decoration wobbly fade minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place switcher water &  5943 david@drakh:~$ compiz.real: No XKB extension compiz.real: No GLXFBConfig for default depth, this isn't going to work. compiz.real: Failed to manage screen: 0 compiz.real: No managable screens found on display :0.0 + Done compiz --replace gconf decoration wobbly fade minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place switcher water
I have no title bars and a lot of the usual nicities of Gnome have stopped working. Logging out is the only way to fix it. So far none of my searches have rsulted in a solution, so I guess I’ll go back to plain old Xorg until I can find a solution.