hehehe, I'm dual booting with WIN2K, you picked it up pretty quick
I'm usin Mandrake 8.2 , the errors arise after i intall DRI. the install goes ok but when i reboot i cant get into X. I cant remember the error
it was late. Do I run drakex to reconfig? I was reading all this on the DRI site. Actually it says on the Xfree86 site that radeon 3d acceleration is supported in 4.2 (Comes with mandrake 8.2) using the ati driver...I'm using the radeon driver. Any ideas? Sorry......getting ahead of myself .... help me get X back up hehehe. I gotta work tomorrow so id better get some sleep. Thanks for your help,
after further reading i guess xfree86 does not support the ati radeon 7500 card in 3d acellerated mode (lol whatever u want to call it) it only supports older radeon chips up to and including the VE series.