I did the dpkg command and was able to boot successfully into gnome, I then ran the compiz-check and got this output:
I will now run the envy program (last 2 times i ran this it rebooted in lowgraphics mode) and report the result.
Gathering information about your system...
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
Driver in use: radeon
Rendering method: AIGLX
Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...
Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [ OK ]
Checking for non power of two support... [ OK ]
Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems... [ OK ]
Thanks for the help