Thanks for your help with my laptop issues.
I got the video working from looking at your .config file in the debian bugs system. Apparently I was compiling agpgart with the wrong chipset so it was acting all weird
I got the bcm4400 source through apt-get but it wouldn't compile, so I downloaded the source from Brodcom's website
and compiled it and it worked perfectly. (of course i took out APIC support in the kernel).
So things seem to be working fine now. I haven't tried getting my wireless working as yet, but I'll get to that soon. The problem I'm having now is that I installed i8kutils to get dell accessories but when I try to run them I get the message
/proc/i8k: No such file or device
Now I guess that means that my dell support isn't working correctly. I saw this message in my dmesg:
i8k: unable to get SMM Dell signature
i8k: unable to get SMM BIOS version
and I was wondering if that had something to do with it.
If you got i8kutils working or if you know what the problem could be could you please help