I followed the direction from the below site exactly and when done
How to install ATI Driver 8.40.4 - Freespire

I got this its like my /etc/X11/xorg.conf is not even being used I can run

glxgears and it runs but is it really working?

How do i get the driver active and 3d acceleration active?

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.2)