I have a sony Vaio E series Laptop [VPCEB24EN] with ATI Radeon Graphic card. I have installed ubuntu 11.10 and tried to activate the compiz effects. I am not able to activate the special effects [3D effects], and when i restarted my system i am not able to start any applications and i re-installed ubuntu. In the previous version [11.04] also i was facing the same issue. But in Ubuntu 10.10, all the compiz effects are working properly for me. Please help.
11.10 and 11.04 have Unity by default. 10.10 however does not.
In 11.10 and 11.04 You can use the gnome fallback and enjoy the compiz settings as you wish. This is how:
Open the terminal and run:
When you log out and back in choose Gnome-Classic
Installing CompizConfig Settings Manager
The utility to use and configure Compiz is the CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm). Download it by opening a terminal and entering the following: