After many trials and errors, and with the help from Ubuntu Forum posts, I have finally gotten Compiz Fusion to work on my Acer TravelMate 8200 with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 running Ubntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). This post serves somewhat as a note to myself so I can do it again should the need arises.
Among the packages used:
- Latest 8.3* driver from ATI (now AMD). Do not install the “restricted” driver prompted by Ubuntu, but go directly to ATI’s website to download the latest Linux driver. There was just a spanking new one released Oct 15, 2008.
- Compiz Fusion (compiz-fusion)
- Compiz-Fusion Icon (fusion-icon)
- CCSM (compizconfig-settings-manager) or Simple CCSM (simple-ccsm)
Many thanks to the Ubuntu community.