My colleague and fellow linux aficionado, Grant L., sent me an email about my ATI woes after reading my previous blog entries. Besides encouraging me he also pointed me to compiz to get the really cool eye-candy effects. That inspired me to fix my ATI driver problems once and for all.
After a few falty attempts, I got my compiz effects working in full 3D by installing the xserver-xgl package from Syanptic. That seemed to do the trick. Now, I'll just use the laptop all day and see if the computer freezes up any. (Keeping my fingers crossed.)
Time to get back to working on my Ruby gem in Eclipse. Oh, and Eclipse did not suck yesterday at all. Whew.