I'm back, with more issues.
So I installed gDesklets 0.35.3 through yum (I'm using Gnome 2.12 on 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4) and I picked up the FTB package from the gdesklets website. Everything was smooth, except for the fact that all the desklets I run go to the top left corner and stay there. I cannot move them at all. If I select move, the cursor goes to the move cursor, but the desklet does not move. I read at another website that the problem is with the metacity window manager, but since people don't have any trouble here, I was wondering if you might have any ideas.