I'm in ubuntu now with the vesa driver - that has always worked fine and to be honest if it was at 1440x900 resolution it wouldn't bother me, but it is stuck at 1280xsomething...

The processor is a pentium 4 2.4ghz, and no tweaks to the xorg.conf file at all.

From what your saying even the XOrg.0.log for the vesa driver will be of some use? If so I can post that

I will try the rest and report back later.

Appreciate the help!