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If you have Compiz running on your X, then you can't probably run apps in the same X without Compiz (since starting Compiz requires restart of X anyway, so does stopping it, if I'm right). One way is to launch a second X for the game(s), but there's a drawback: two X's running side by side on a regular desktop will eat up resources, so you better have some machine power then
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
As a follow up, I have installed Kubuntu and Beryl on my desktop machine (Intel P4 2.4GHz, 512 MB RAM, nVidia GeForce FX 5500, supposedly overclocked) and run full composite effects now... (at least the ones I want). Many games work fine. Others do not (but this is most likely related to breakage of libgl.so.2). One thing I have noticed is that runing Beryl requires much of the Card's resources, and the games framerates therefore suffer. Another thing is that often you are stuck needing to use a different resolution than your normal desktop... Don't know why that is... maybe Beryl interperets the call for a different resolution as starting a new X session...
Anyway... 3D gaming with Beryl/AIGLX is a crapshoot.