I got beryl (i.e. compiz-quinnstorm) working. I had to do this:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/lib export DISPLAY=:1 beryl-manager
This thread was a life-saver. Now rather than the whole screen being white, I get nice unnecessarily bouncy window effects. Can't be beat. A lot of new stuff has been added since last I looked. The development speed on this project is rather shocking. Every time I look there's a new plugin or new feature that's been ganked from OS X or Vista. It's an exciting time to be a Linux user.