2.53.1 r31667 linux crash in glsl mode!!

i have switched from windows to ubuntu lucid lynx and i am very pleased with it.
the ati drivers are working well (Cube2 is running ultra fast on very high, so glsl shaders are working) and i managed to get the new blender releases!
but there is one big problem
it crashes as i am switching to glsl mode
i have an ati raedon hd 3600 on my laptop with a core2 duo processor
(the game engine in glsl mode worked under windows)

are there users with the same problem?

are there any fixes or patches?

please help me!!

yours , near to tears, rennurb :’(