Which restricted driver are you using? I'm using the intel driver and just managed to get compiz working on my laptop. If you're using the intel driver, here's what I did. These edits are done as root!
Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Before making any changes, save it as xorg.conf.old
- You need to enable Composites. So it should look something like this:
Option "Composite" "enable"
Now, when you type compiz in Konsole, is should tell you that you're missing some GLX files. Now you need to edit your /etc/profile.env file. Add this line to the end of it:
Log out and log back in. Now Compiz should start. It's running slow on my laptop, but I think that's from not having a lot of memory. Your mileage may vary. Hope this helps.