It was indeed frabjous joy.
I removed the fglrx driver and rebooted, but still
did not have working X windows. Checked xorg.conf
and changed the driver from "fglrx" to "radeon".
Rebooted. Still broken.
Looked at the /var/log/Xorg.N.log files and 'lspci'
output. There were 2 video devices seen, the built-in
Intel and the ATI. But the built-in Intel was the
"primary" and this seemed to prevent the X server from
being able to read the ATI rom. Some Xorg.N.log output:
Went into the BIOS and changed a display setting from
(--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:2a42:17aa:2115 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 7, Mem @ 0xfc000000/4194304, 0xd0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x00001800/8
(--) PCI: (0:1:0:0) 1002:9591:17aa:2126 ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3650 rev 0, Mem @ 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xbfff0000/65536, I/O @ 0x00002000/256, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
(II) RADEON(0): initializing int10
(EE) RADEON(0): Cannot read V_BIOS (3) Input/output error
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
"Switchable" to "Discreet" (ATI), so that the ATI device
would be the primary (only) device.
After this, I was finally able to get X running