Originally posted by dangerousdave
I'm pretty much convinced my graphics driver isnt loading properly and causing serious slowdown
What makes you say that? Are you getting the slowdown problem running any X program or just 3D apps? If you want to find out which driver X uses for your card when it starts. In your xorg.conf, you should see a section that looks similar to this one:
# === ATI device section ===
Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter"
The Driver line should be set to "fglrx" as above to use ATI's drivers.
The file I'm using was generated by fglrxconfig, a program that comes with the fglrx drivers to create a working xorg.conf. If you're having trouble, you might want to run this program. If you need further help on understanding the X config file, try looking at the xorg.conf man page (access it by typing "man xorg.conf" (no quotes) in the console)