Thanks for the help. Beleriand, thanks for the posts over in the Biostar thread pointing here. I've been busy with work/family so I haven't had a chance to try the ATI drivers. I'm going to give it a shot later today. I'll post success or fail info here. I still consider myself a linux noob, so we'll see how rough it is.
Version 8.9 worked for me on the Biostar MB and Ubuntu 8.04.1 64. Verified with fglrxinfo and ran fgl_glxgears. Saw the spinning cube w/gears; just a little flickering. I enabled desktop effects, those seem to be working fine (a little flickering here and there). Next step is video, MythTV, and HDMI.
I didn't have to remove the Mesa drivers.
Thanks for the help guys.
Last edited by buckstuckinaz; 09-21-2008 at 09:19 PM.
Well you never "remove" the mesa drivers, the passage was just about removing Xgl, the title is just misleading. The fglrx package replaces the lib with another one - using dpkg-divert. So the mesa package is certainly _not_ removed.