Velvet Revolver

I have been listening to the new Velvet Revolver ( cd non stop for the last week.  Its so freaken great to hear Guns N ' Roses again.  I 'm not ashamed to admit that I am a very large GnR fan.  I own every cd and tried to mimic slash with some of my gee-tar sty lings.  For those of you who haven 't heard of these guys, its Slash, Duff and Matt Sorum of GnR, Dave Kushner (formally of Suicidal Tendencies and Infection Groove) and former Stone Temple pilots singer Scott Weiland. 

As an GnR fan I find it funny that this band is more GnR then the new GnR with axle, bucket head and so on.

Eh, I digress…  I have spent the last two days switching over to linux on my desktop.  Its not really something I gave much thought to.  I just sort of decided.  I 'm having a hell of a time getting my ATI Radeon 7000/VE working under X.  It.s a dual monitor thing and it powers both monitors… It just mirrors them.  That sucks.

The distro I went with was slackware, simply because I have been working with it on a couple other projects and have been fairly comfortable in it lately.  Now I 'm thinking I may have made a poor choice.  Slack is pure gold for servers.  Very tunable, flexible, minimal and POSIX compliant.  These are all good things in a server.  Not so important on a desktop.  I found that Eclipse and Evolution won 't even work, much less those ati drivers.  So I 'll most likely end up moving what I have working over to the network, grab another drive and try again with another distro.

If anyone has any insight as to the best desktop Linux I would love to hear.

My config is as follows:
Intel P4 2.3Ghz
Matrox Graphics Mystique PCI
Radeon 7000 ve family (dual vga)
Lite-On dvdrw ldw-851s usb (running under scsi emulation)
SoundMax integrated digital audio
Intel Pro/1000 Gigabit Lan