All is well on the Tosh (having frequently referred back to many earlier posts!) and almost there on the notebook.
The X1270 has been discussed in earlier threads but not in the context of Compiz. The Radeon(xorg) driver is installed but launching Compiz results in
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Chris@Notebook:~$ compiz --replace Checking for Xgl: not present. Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:05.0 0300: 1002:791f (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present. Checking for non power of two support: present. Checking for Composite extension: present. Comparing resolution (1366x768) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed. Checking for nVidia: not present. Checking for FBConfig: present. Checking for Xgl: not present. /usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No GLXFBConfig for default depth, this isn't going to work. /usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0 /usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0 /usr/bin/compiz: line 393: /usr/bin/metacity: No such file or directory /usr/bin/compiz: line 393: exec: /usr/bin/metacity: cannot execute: No such file or directory Chris@Notebook:~$
Is the situation hopeless for this one last hurdle?