I installed latest 'radeon' open sourced driver, changed in xorg.conf 'vesa' to 'radeon' (nothing more is changed in .conf file) and restarted X.
After it i can only see login window, and mouse pointer always swirling, rounding. And i can't enter anything there. Even if i enter, i can't see what i'm entering and can hear login sounds.
And all the time i see only the login window...
I'm on Fujitsi Siemens 1546 (17'' screen), video card ATI Mobility Radeon X1800, Ubuntu 9.04.
In Ubuntu 9.04 the default (and supported) driver for this card is the ati/radeon driver. So please try without any xorg.conf. If that does not work, please file a bug using "ubuntu-bug xserver-xorg-video-ati". If you want to try out newer test versions, see https://launchpad.net/~tormodvolden/+archive/ppa
Heh, sometimes it's a bit tough to find answers.
I tried without any xorg.conf, simply removed it, and still not working.
My only quess is that i need to tune my xorg.conf to get it working with 'radeon', and the only problem so far is that i can't get hsync/vsync values for my monitor. Just looks like Ubuntu recognizes driver and video card, but doesn't want to recognize the monitor itself. sounds strange... and i'm still fighting with it because really don't want to get back to Windows