I tried the the latest drivers for Suse, 8.10.12 I believe.
Seems Ati finally did their home work, since my frame rate is lots better!
I can even play UT2004 on 1 screen and watch a background on the other
To crazytigger: It states here that the IGP should be supported in X http://who.is.free.fr/wiki/index.php?IGP%20320M.
I don't have a card so do not know how to make it work.
Seems you have to configure X properly.
So then it seems you would not have to recompile your kernel.
It's been some time since I used Mandrake, but I think it has a modular kernel and tries upgrades automatically.
This hides kind of what happens.
Never used Slack, but it seems closer to Unix, little like gentoo, with a lot of manual stuff for configuration.
That might clear up how thinks work, you will see configuring and compiling a kernel is not such a big deal.
I'm sure you can get your card to work, just keep on looking and trying!
If you want a smooth crispy automated Linux, my guess is to try Suse 9.2.
I love it!