... yes, Compiz. I want my eye candy! sorry, but it's this or installing Vista since I don;t have a Mac.
http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/ edgy mainto sources.list, then install the key with
wget http://email@example.com -O- | sudo apt-key add -and apt-get update. Then
sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl beryl emerald-themesto install all the stuff. Beryl seems to be new since last time; wikipedia sez it is a formal name for the Quinstorm ports of Compiz, so that's the thing for me.
After that installs, create a shell script in /usr/local/bin containing
#!/bin/shwhich should start up the XGL server; chmod +x it so it can run; then make a file in /usr/share/xsession that says
/usr/bin/Xgl :1 -fullscreen -ac -br -accel xv:fbo -accel glx:pbuffer &
now I have to restart and run beryl-manager; see you in a minute.