What Happened to my Hardy Heron?

I recently gave Ubuntu another try because I really like the OpenSource idea. But still it’s a real pain to install the wireless drivers (didn’t suceed yet) and it does not recognize my T40`s grapic card. I’ve been playing with xorg.conf but aside of totally damaging my system I didn’t achieve anything. Nice thing that Wine seems to be really able to run Windows-progs (as a soon-to-bedesigner I have to use Adobe’s CS) on Linux.

UPDATE 2013: Yeah, good luck trying to get the Creative Suite to work with Wine, former self! +_____+