Thanks for the fast reply...
first I double checked, and there are no prebuilt fglrx-packages availible. The xserver-xorg-video-ati package of course is, in fact I'm currently using it. It lacks dri support for my card (Radeon 9800), thats why I'm trying to get ati's driver to work.
fglrxinfo, gave me an error about som RGB-surface not being found, but my guess is, that it does so because I'm not actually running the fglrx-driver.
I also checked /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ for a fglrx_drv.so - of course none existed.
After searching around for a while, I discovered that the ati-generated debs are installing their files into /usr/X11R6/libs. I then attempted to manually copy the files into their respective subdirs under /usr/lib. Of course the xserver died on me, this time however, it gave me following message:
(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o
(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
compiled for 18.104.22.168, module version = 8.26.18
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
[R200Setup] X version mismatch - detected X.org 22.214.171.124, required XFree86 4.3.0$
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
So it seems I'm a dumb ass, and downloaded the wrong package from ati's website...well
ATI Driver Installer Version: 8.26.18
this is what I downloaded, and as stated above, I modified one of the debs, that this 'installer' generates, and again to quote ati (the 'control-file' from their deb)
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1), libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.4-1), libx11-6, libxext6, libxrandr2, libxrender1, xserver-xorg (>= 7.0.0), xserver-xorg (<< 7.0.22)
Now would somebody explain how this correlates to the xserver error posted obove???
I would be truly thankfull ... Help me!
xserver-xorg (<< 7.0.22) actually reads xserver-xorg(<< 7.0.99)
I modified the line to be able to install it.