more info: when i try startx, the monitor first tells me that the screen resolution is too high. so i figure it is probably the screen resolution is too high for this monitor, OR maybe HorizSync 30-55 needs to be set? I don't know how to do this, either.
I ran xorgsetup and tried restarting the computer, but this did not fix the problem.
then i tried looking at my xorg.conf file in nano and it seems to show monitor0 monitor1 monitor2 device0 device1 device2 and screen0 screen1 and screen2i am wondering if this is related to the problem?
so I tried running X -configure and it returned this to me:
(++) Using config file:"/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Server terminated with error (2) closing log file.