I finally found time to wipe Fedora from my harddisk and reinstall Gentoo. On the downside, I'm still watching stuff compile in the background. On the other hand, I managed to get X to use both video cards at the same time, something which always managed to crash Fedora for some reason (its amazing how used you can get to a 3000 pixel wide desktop - and how horrible it is to lose it). I also bothered to set up my mouse properly, so my scroll wheel and navigation buttons work once more. Things seem a lot nippier too - although that's probably due more to running Openbox instead of Gnome and a pile of servers.