Arch Linux has xorg-server 1.8 with catalyst 10.4!
Basically, the server version is changed in configure.ac before compiling, so fglrx can be loaded without problems.
For Arch users, there is even a repo: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.p...740353#p740353
Everyone else can check the PKGBUILD's and adapt it to their systems.
xorg-server 1.8 with catalyst compatibility: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=36328
catalyst 10.4 that supports 2.6.33/34 kernels: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34773
thanks for the pointer dcc24 !
Arch is THE distribution I've been looking for !
(it combines the freedom and flexibility of gentoo with the speed and light-weight character of a binary distro)