Hello Anyone Who Can Help,

I am still relatively inexperienced at using Linux so please be patient with me. I have a Radeon X1550 and am experiencing graphics issues in Ubuntu 8.04.

Yesterday, I upgraded to Hardy, following which my graphics worsened considerably. I then tried to deal with this as follows:
I first tried to follow the Binary Driver HowTo.

But when I ran the insmod command it gave me issues (can't insert or something I don't recall accurately now). I thought ok, tried to get back to where I was originally (uninstall stuff, etc) and saw too that I should think of using the radeon open source driver which I thought implied that I use this Open Source ATI Driver How To. That didn't work, so I unstalled the driver and tried to get the xorg.conf back to the original (vesa).

I then saw that I should think of using the radeonhd open source driver. So I tried to use the RadeonHD How To. When I got to the compile stage I was given the following output:
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal -I m4
aclocal: couldn't open directory `m4': No such file or directory
autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
Right now I don't know what to do. The content of my xorg.conf is:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Radeon X1550"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth	24
		Modes		"1440x900"	"1024x768"
	Defaultdepth	24

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Radeon X1550"
	Driver		"vesa"
	Busid		"PCI:1:0:0"
	Option		"XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"it"
	Option		"XkbOptions"	"lv3:ralt_switch"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"

Section "ServerLayout"
	Option		"AIGLX"	"true"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
	Inputdevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	Inputdevice	"Configured Mouse"

Section "Module"
	Load		"glx"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
	Horizsync	28-72
	Vertrefresh	43-60

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666

Section "Extensions"

Section "Extensions"
Right now I have crazy 800x600 resolution and can't do things I normally would. Anything that you can do to help me would be much appreciated.