1. I use an R300 Ati card. I was under the impression that that one's driver (= radeon) is quite different from the R600 one (= radeonhd). But maybe your tips do work on mine.
2. Am I right that (at the time of writing) no Linux distribution what so ever on the whole wide world comes with a 2.6.35+ kernel? And that I must compile one myself from source? Not that I'd mind but I'm surprised nobody else is having tis prob...
3. I do not use DVI for TV out, I use the S-video (= SVHS) out. I don't think that makes a lot of difference , but I thought I'd mention it.
Anyway, do you think that the extra options that I lost after switching to KMS mode will appear again after booting w/ a supernew kernel?