You can now reduce the wait for the latest graphic card driver in Ubuntu, which will only be available in a few months. There is an Ubuntu repository periodically updated with the latest open source drivers included in the xorg project.
Using this repository you will find improved video drivers for Intel, ATI, Savage and generic VESA driver. This repository is designed to support drivers from Ubuntu Hardy Heron up to the next generation of Karmic Koala.
These drivers may also solve some problems regarding desktop effects, especially on Intel card, in individual cases where these drivers are placed in the Compiz