Sorry it took so long to repost, Ive reformatted and tried again, this time just installing everything to be sure its all there. DrOzz, I have now idea how you knew that but you got the error message, i have the outputs from trying to run x and the command you gave me, here they are.
NV: could not open device /dev/nvidia0 (Input/Output error_
NV: coun't map fb (0xd4000000, 6710884M) on /dev/nvidia0 (no such device) hint: there may be a ulimit restricting the amount of vertual memory available to XFree86 it may be a good idea to check your startup scripts for some thing like
ulimit -v <number>
and either boost the value or remove the line.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initiate the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known precessed) with 0 events remaining.
then using ls -alc /dev/nv*
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 0 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 1 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia1
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 2 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia2
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 3 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia3
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 4 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia4
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 5 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia5
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 6 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia6
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 7 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia7
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 255 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidiactl
id would post the XFree86.0.log but im not sure how to....(don't want to copy it all) DrOzz, you seem to know what you are doing...think i could get your email? or you know of a quick way to fix this problem?
i really have no idea what im doing, trying to learn though. thanks for your time.