ARGH! I read the success story here about the guy who got his radeon to work with opengl. It sounded believeable, so i went ahead and followed step one. Recompile the kernel. I don't have to make any changes, so i didnt.
I followed the tut here
and now i have myself a wonderful little custom kernel. 2.4.20-8martinman
I go to restart, choose my kernel from the GRUB boot menu...scrolling, scrolling...BAM! a big, fat, ugly fatal error that locks up the system:
VMS: no socket drivers defined!
then something about not being able to understand "LABEL=/"
Please define a "root=" attribute in your boot loader settings
Then something about not being able to load the root fs on 00:00
I'll post the EXACT four lines in a minute, gotta write them down this time.
Anyways, this is REALLY holding me up, as there is NO reason why it shouldn't boot. I checked my grub.conf file and the entry for my new kernel is the exact same as the others, only with different initrd .img names and such.
Here's the excerpt from my grub.cong file.
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8martinman)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8martinman ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi