Lets see if I have this straight:
The manual method 2 install can be fixed by that install command. Doing it this way may have the best chance of getting my 3D to work right. Do I need to uninstall my envy ATI drivers (again)?
To do the open-source drivers, I must uninstall (again) my ATI drivers with envy. Then, I must edit the xorg.conf as previously posted. This might, however, not allow me to do full 3D.
Which should I try first? I will probably try both in a half-hour or so, but which one is most likely to work?
Also, Thanks for helping me out. I really appreciate all the work you guys have put into this 2/3-day long multi-page thread.