Finally I got the graphics card working, I had it working with gentoo for a long time, and now also with ubuntu.
the final error message I zoomed in on after long time was.
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error ""xf86_ENODEV""xf86_ENODEV""
from the kernel (dmesg):
[fglrx] Internal AGP is not supported in 2.6 kernel.
The sollution was found from here:
(even though I don't understand german :) )
This did the trick !
rm -fr /lib/modules/2.6.20-*-generic/kernel/drivers/edac
Ahh on to opengl programming.
Drawing a triangle...