Ok here are 2 helpful things:
1) my XF86Config file (has extension .txt just for uploading purposes). Perhaps one of you hyper-smart and wonderfully helpful people can find/fix my stupid mistake.
2) The error messages recieved on the execution of the "startx" command
execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
**system waits for about a minute **
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
That's it folks, that's all I get. This sounds like it can't find the driver. Please do take a look at my XF86Config file, I'm seriously confused. Another note: This is still using the RPM installs that I listed above in my 1st post (I think). I have not downloaded the tar balls, and if I do have to use them which ones do I download? I feel really stupid, but honestly the more I work on this problem the more confused I become.
Help me... I'm an idiot....
Stuck in runlevel 3, a lot like my cars, always in drive, never overdrive.