Somehow my graphics card stuff got bunged up. Again.
This time I am using the Xorg-Edgers PPA, and things seem to be running smoothly. I added the repo, ran “sudo apt-get update” and then closed my terminal and opened the “ubuntu software center” and downloaded and installed the fglrx driver. Did a reboot (with all my appendages crossed) and lo and behold, it worked! Now I’m happy and I think I’ll even be able to play Steam games on my desktop under Ubuntu.
Yay for PPAs in Ubuntu. Seriously, I’m so happy there are people that make these fixes and then put them in an easy to update package that I can just add to my repository list. It’s great.