Greetings all...

My first post. Just installed OpenSUSE (I have historically been a CentOS and Slackware guy); I really like what I see so far.

I noticed that compiz is installed by default as I see its settings manager application under Utilites>Desktop. Quite a few of the effects are checked as enabled (i.e. cube), but none of them seem to be functioning via the assigned key commands. I am wondering if compiz functions in KDE 4.1, or if it needs to run as the sole window manager instead of Kwin or something of the sort? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. My set up is below. Thanks!

OpenSUSE 11.1
KDE 4.1.3
NVidia Quadro NVS 160M, Driver ver. 185.18.36
Dell Latitude E6500