i am having trouble configuring XFdrake with my dell 1905fp moniter,
Exactly what problem are you having?
What driver have you got loaded for your video card? Have a look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. There will be a section for the monitor, and one for called Device. Here is what mine looks like :
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
You can see I'm running a driver called nvidia. This is the driver supplied by Nvidia for my card. Your could be different. You could be running the neveau driver, or have some other card.
What is your video card? From a konsole, enter the command 'lspci | grep VGA' ( command without the quotes ). This will list the hardware the video system is using.