It sounds like it works but you just need to configure X Windows.
Can you login as root at the command prompt?
If so, type ' startx ' and see if it trys to start and then kicks you back to a prompt.
If it does, you can go to www.monitorworld.com
and find your exact monitor and it's settings.
Then run ' xf86config ' and see if you can configure X Windows.
Let us know
Oh yeah..........Nice job on giving it another go.
We know you can do this!