So, I am new but learning a lot in the past few days. I have Mint Felicia dual booting with XP and finally stable I think. The first install last week went pretty easy and I have an ATI Radeon 9700 pro video card that I thought might work OK if I did some research and took my time. I downloaded and installed the restricted drivers from ATI as per instructions and everything seemed OK. My glxgears right after install was around 2400 fps and after the ATI drivers was around 5000. I thought, cool. So as a newbie I searched the forums on how to get the 3d enabled and tried a bunch of commands in the console and finally broke it by just typing things in as root, (learn by breaking I guess). So after a reinstall I am having a problem, still no 3d. I have the Catalyst Control Center now and didn't on the last install so something went better this time. Glxgears, glxinfo and fglrxinfo no longer work in console, they return a "X Error of failed request:". So, this video card is R300 based and should be supported and I feel like I am close, like I just need to configure something simple but there are so many people with similar problems but all with different solutions. I tried the # aticonfig --initial and looking in my xorg.conf file it shows the driver as "fglrx" but 2d is all I get. Thanks in advance for any info and help on this.