linux 126.96.36.199-0.2-desktop x86_64
ATI fglrx video driver v10.4
ATI radeon hd3200 video adapter
VirtualBox (any version) crashes at startup if the video acceleration options are enabled. This was not a problem before installing fglrx. The crash occurs when VirtualBox queries the video driver about OpenGL, I am guessing from the log file.
To (supposedly) have access to all of the features possible in the video adapter I installed the ATI fglrx video driver. I (apparently foolishly) chose the custom, installation-specific path rather than the more general default path.
After installing the driver I saw no observable improvement in performance or feature set. Worse, there are couple of new features that are decidedly undesirable, and cannot be disabled. At least one pre-loaded font simply disappeared.
So I reverted to the original (open source?) radeon driver (“sax2 -r -m 0=radeon” at runlevel 3). All seemed welluntil I ran VirtualBox.
One thing I have not tried is to run the fglrx default installation. I fear making things worse.
Can anyone suggest what might have happened with the fglrx installation, and how to fix it?