I've been Googling this issue, and can't seem to find a solution that works for my machine. I installed Lubuntu 10.10 on a Thinkpad R40 and I like it a lot! The only thing really lacking so far is the nice look that Compiz would give the desktop, so I can say "ooh" and "aah!".
Problem: When I try to test Compiz, I run in the terminal: When I do this, Compiz appears to run, but I get no window borders and cannot move the windows. I also get a strange terminal screen (in addition to the terminal I used to run the command) in the top left hand corner. That terminal will go away when I press CTRL+C to kill the command. My original terminal window shows this output:
What I've tried to fix it: So far, I installed the compiz fusion icon and set Emerald as the default decorator. I also tried the Gnome and KDE decorators just for kicks. They all failed, so I put it back to Emerald.
compiz (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
Launching fallback window manager
Also, I generated xorg.conf (I understand 10.10 doesn't include it by default anymore?) via the command
. It generated xorg.conf.new in my home folder, so I renamed it to xorg.conf and moved it to /etc/X11.
sudo Xorg -configure
At the suggestion of a Compiz thread I found, I edited all values for all instances of "Depth" in the "Screen" section to be 24. This apparently worked for quite a few other people, but not quite for me. Is there another way to make sure I'm forcing 24 bit mode?
One last note: the graphics card in the laptop, as reported by Lubuntu, is an ATI Radeon Mobility 7500. I had the regular Gnome version of Ubuntu on it and the effects ran quite smooth for it being an older laptop, so that gives me hope that I can get this working.
Any help on this one is much appreciated, I love my Compiz!