Ok now can you boot to a graphical interface?
Yeah. "xserver-xorg-video-vesa" is installed, and that's the driver xorg.conf is using to make my system work. Simply changing it to "radeon" makes the system not give me anything. The screen just goes black, like the monitor's not picking up a signal (whenever the radeon driver is used, that is).
It wasn't. But I've used this thing in the past, changing the xorg.conf driver line to "ati" and the same thing happens.
Make your xorg file look like this.................
Code:Section "Device" Identifier "Radeon 9600" Driver "ati" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" EndSection
Making the assumption that you want the "Screen" section's "Configured Video Device" to also change to the "Device" section's "Identifier" (in your case, you want both to say "Radeon 9600"...
Aaannnddd...screen goes black. Not that I'm surprised. Oh, and I forgot to mention, when this happens the keyboard also stops responding (Caps Lock/Num Lock lights don't light up when touched), so maybe there's something wrong with X?
Ok, what happens if you add this to the xorg file?
Code:Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Radeon 9500" Monitor "Generic Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection
Okay. I'm going to change 1440x900 to 1280x1024 (that's my monitor's optimum resolution).
Aaannnddd...still black screen, keyboard still not working.
Well, that or radeon. Yeah. fglrx does even worse with the screens...and vesa actually works, but it's unaccelerated so it's not much use as a media server.