Thanks again for this help, MaddogF16! I really appreciate your patience.
1) The BIOS was a bit challenging to access because everything moves so fast at startup (quite different from XP, haha!) I came to what I can only describe as a table or grid of various modes associated with the graphics. I chose the highest VGA setting I saw in there. Note, I also saw the VESA modes in there too, but opted to try VGA first. There was a lot of fast text onscreen after I set that and hit enter. I might need to get it on video. Perhaps that would help?
2) I accessed the .org.conf file, and opened using Text Editor. Here are the complete contents of the file:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "DontZap" "False"
I hope this helps, Maddog. Would love to hear your feedback. Thanks again!