ok i recently emerged gnome and attached in to start when X does. "echo "exec gnome-session" > ~/.xinitrc" and that went fine i rebooted and it booted to the login manager and i logged and and it was 640 x 480 and when i went to change the resolution i couldn't so i figured i had to configre X. So i did ctrl alt backspace and ran Xorg -config tested the config file and copied it over to /etc/X11 and rebooted again and when it booted up im still at 640 x 480 with now less colors than i had before i am now at like 256 colors. This is on Gentoo by the way if you didnt catch that by the sentence with emerge in it. Included is a copy of my xorg.conf:
is there something that i need to do that i havent yet? Oh yeah, I did install the new nvidia drivers for my card.
Edit: sorry about the link it works now though. And i fixed the colro problem but i still cant change the resolution.