Originally Posted by dbenoy
Although video card drivers are a special case. They have a bunch of patent protected ubersecret stuff in them, so if you use the open source drivers that are installed automatically by most distros you can't do the really cool compiz type stuff. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong)
I believe the open source ATI 3d drivers will work with Compiz (better than the fglrx ones, IIRC), but unfortunately they only support older cards and have very limited extension support which makes them basically useless for games.