Installing ATI Drivers creates problems
This is probably the strangest thing I've seen happen since I installed Linux. I downloaded the ATI Proprietary drivers (to take advantage of hardware graphics acceleration), and followed the instructions (creating a new XF86Config-4 file to replace the XF86Config that was in /etc/X11). Now a few things go wrong when I start X. First, I have Xscreensaver in my .xinitrc file and it usually has a little screen that comes up when I start X, but now it doesn't show up. Second, I can't open kppp (there is a bit of hard drive activity and then it stops). I tried shutting down and reopening X, but I still got the same result. Third, there is a single horizontal white line about one or two pixels high at the very bottom edge of my screen. Now I would assume only the third was related to the graphics change, but I renamed XF86Config-4 and put back my old file and kppp and Xscreensaver load fine. Hmm... what's happening here? The only thing I can think of is that I have an old version of XFree86 (the default one that came with Slack 9.1), and it says it is compiled against the 2.4.22 kernel (while I'm using 2.4.26). I'd go grab the latest version of XFree86 or Xorg, but I'm afraid it won't work with these ATI drivers which are only supposed to work with 4.3. Any ideas?