i recently decided to try out arch linux 0.6. so far, i'm very impressed. however, i'm experiencing some problems and i am unable to find the solution in the forums.
after getting the system up, i installed fluxbox with "pacman -S fluxbox". it downloaded and installed fluxbox along with xorg and other dependencies with no problem. i edited .xinitrc to read "exec fluxbox".
here's where the problem is: if i don't create an xorg.conf file with "xorgconfig", i can get "startx" to start up fluxbox fine (except the resolution and everything is messed up, of course). if i run "xorgconfig" as root, then try "startx", i just get a blank screen, and nothing works (i can't ctrl+alt+backspace, ctrl+alt+F1, or even ctrl+alt+del).
i know i've setup xorg.conf correctly because i've done "xorgconfig" on other distros before and it's worked just fine. i see xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ as well. so now what?
here are some similar threads in the arch forums. they're unresolved so it's really no help. but these people are having the same problem:
it is most likely a driver problem. when i choose not to look at the card database in xorgconfig i at least get a "failed to initialize core devices" instead of a complete system crash.
bear with me, as this is the first time i've had to setup x from scratch on a linux system...