try changing the device section of your xorg.conf Section “Device” Identifier “ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9200 SE (RV280)” Driver “fglrx” Option “VideoOverlay” “on” Option “OpenGLOverlay” “off” EndSection to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If you’re looking for the “Enable VM86 support” option in the 2.6 kernel (in order to prepare the kernel for the ati-drivers) you can try to enable Options -> Show All Options in your xconfig.
If you experience permission errors during the download of portage packages (and you’re not paranoid) you can try disabling userfetch in your make.conf. FEATURES=”-userfetch” In newer versions it is enabled by default. (This feature drops root privileges during the download process. In my opinion it increases the security of your system but it won’t change …
Easy solution on gentoo: rc-update add alsasound default OR (on other distributions) add alsactl restore to /etc/conf.d/local.start echo “alsactl restore” >> /etc/conf.d/local.start add alsactl store to /etc/conf.d/local.stop echo “alsactl store” >> /etc/conf.d/local.stop add local (if it isn’t already) to default startscripts rc-update add local default