Thanks for your reply.
You may need a macchiato in your hand if you are going to read this:
When I said radeon I meant radeon - not radeonhd. I read that it is the same driver but tried it anyway. When I tried (and I desperately want to try radeonhd) I went the easy way: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd and then added the radeonhd driver to xorg.conf
Reboot and GDM did not start.
Is there any one or two places where I can find the EXACT and EXPLICIT steps I need to follow for HOWTO install the latest radeonhd driver.
I only seem to find guidelines or outdated (pre-Intrepid) documentation etc that mention "Oh you may need this" (egRI) but never mentions how I go about installing the eg: DRI DRM etc.
I found a guide on here but it states:
WARNING: the following guide is no longer actively supported. Please upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 if you need updated radeon drivers.
As I am on Intrepid already I get confused (not hard for me )
My question would be:
For Intrepid: Where can I find exact and explicit documentation to install radeonhd on a fresh intrepid installation? All the steps etc and needed parts DRI DRM MESA etc.
Where can I find the latest list of correct things for the HD3200 that I should add to xorg.conf (as the drivers evolve these things change) for the radeonhd driver.
My apologies if the above sounds like I need to be spoonfed. I tend to take things very literal when I am not au fait with something and tend to ignore nothing, which as you can imagine with so much documentation out there and so many moving targets, can cause quite a conundrum at 2am when I am trying to get video to work.
I found this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonHD
If I use this: https://launchpad.net/~tormodvolden/+archive/ppa
How do I know which packages I need to install so that the radeonhd driver works as intended.
If all this makes sense after such a long read I bow to you and of course any help appreciated.