First off, I'm gonna be typing this by hand as i'm not very familiar with command line, and am not sure how to copy/paste my xorg.conf here in text mode...

I have a Radeon 9550 in a desktop pc. Using balding parrot's tut for live w/changes, I had a working BT3 distro, but of course compiz wasn't working (and who doesn't want compiz?). So I went to the wiki and followed the link to the compiz site and found the latest driver for my card


I downloaded the fglrx driver and everything seemed to go alright. shut down and restarted compiz-fusion with no change, so i rebooted. I have been booting the compiz version of bt3, without startx in the boot options, then running xconf at prompt, followed by startx which has worked fine until now.

On reboot, X failed to initialize:

"(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
(EE) fglrx(0): Given depth (8) is not supported by fglrx driver
(EE) fglrx(0): PreInitVisual failed
SetVBEMode failed
(EE) fglrx(0): PreInit failed
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found
giving up."

At this point I haven't done anything to my xorg.conf (that I'm aware of). Here's what it looks like:

"#nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier " Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

***i'll skip input devices***

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "fglrx"
VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName "RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1

***repeat subsection for depths 4, 8, 15, 16, and 24***.

lspci says that:

"02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)"

glxinfo gives me an error: unable to open display

Can someone familiar with radeons and compiz please help me?? Thanks!!

ps: sincerest apologies again for all the text!

have also tried booting into kde without compiz, same issues