Same problem, same graphic card, better description:hi!
i'm sorry for opening a new thread on the new fglrx driver, but i found no solution to my problem(s).
i run: ~x86 gentoo , kernel 2.6.22 , kde 3.5.8 , xorg 7.3 (xorg-server 1.4) , compiz 0.6.2 (all other packages beginning with "compiz-" are version 0.6.0) , ati radeon 9600xt , 1gb ddr ram, athlon 3000+ (barton) , via chipset
what i've done:
the last months i ran the opensource driver, because of xorg-server 1.4. today i downloaded ati-driver 8.42.3. i installed it with "sh ./ati-driver*". that all worked fine for me.
after reboot i ran fglrxinfo and glxinfo and glxgears and fgl_gxlgears. everything was ok! (but i couldn't recognize any performance boost , don't mind, i just want to have compiz running )
here are the "errors" i detected:
in /var/log/Xorg.0.log there are a LOT of warnings:
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
---- a lot more here inbetween ---
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x72
but it also says that AIGLX is enabled and Composite is enabled, too.
these are all hints i could find.
the problem i have is:
i cannot start compiz! i tried with indirect rendering and edited /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager . i inserted the whitelist and edited the fglrx_path. and there was another problem: the file "/usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/libGL.so.1.2" doesn't exist, so i searched for it and found: "/usr/lib/xorg/libGL.so.1.2"
all in all i stand where i started from... i always get when i start compiz:
compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0
i started compiz with "LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 compiz --replace ccp &"
i hope someone can help me