Well it's noobtime again!
I've been trying for a week now to get X working on an Acer Aspire 3100 lap, but when i use startkde it says unable to open display, when i use startx it starts from black screen goes slowly to white, then back to black and then it's time for the three finger salute.
First i used soho 5.8 rc2 then i downloaded the final soho and in between those i tried suse and managed to install ati driver easy, suse also had a working x with a stretched out 1024x768 before that install, but i never managed that with vector (tried all three driver options) autoconfig failed and so did my changes in xorg.conf.
Also tried to copy xorg.conf from suse, but with the same result, then i read something in ati files about posix shm? must be enabled and checked .config for that and found that one posix option was not enabled so i compiled a new kernel with that option set. Did that work? OOh no, of course not, so i'm starting to get a bit pissed off now, but no way suse is an alternative! It's too bloated and slow.
Can someone please help me before i get a stroke or something?
Forgot some facts: driver is ati 8.37.6 tested kernels is 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, the resolution is 1280x800