Here's how we all want our Ubuntu to work, youtube user petervancity123 got compiz working excellent on his hp 2133 in the description he says
" Finally got Compiz to work on my HP 2133 Mininote last night & had been looking for a demo on youtube to see if anyone had it working properly, but to no avail. thought you'd wanna see....here's how I did it..btw, the VIA chipset is a pain!! Ubuntu 8.04 base install no extra software added except compiz, wifi & bluetooth drivers & via drivers, xorg.conf mods etc . specs:: 1.6Ghz/2GB/120GB/WIFI/BLUETOOTH etc. "
See it youself