QIII: Thanks for the reply!
Sorry, I guess "clobber" wasn't very descriptive. I have an encrypted LVM disk setup and when in installed the fglx driver, the pretty blue screen prompting me for a password to unlock the disk turned in to a terminal based password prompt. It doesn't really matter to me, but I thought it was curious behavior worth reporting. Removing the fglx driver has returned the "enter password" screen back to normal.
Doing an lspci -k gives me:
So it seems that I am using the radeon driver, yet I ran the compiz-check script again and it still thinks I'm using vesa.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV100 LY [Mobility Radeon 7000]
Subsystem: Dell Device 00e3
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
This is a pretty old laptop, so I'm not suprised it's a legacy card. If you could let me know what info to post or troubleshooting to run, I'll do it. In the meantime, I'll keep searching the forums. Thanks!