But I'm still with my original problem (which I only alluded to- your solution worked just fine!). I can't get the proper screen resolution/color depth.
My monitor (it's a laptop) has a native resolution of 1900x1200. I'm just trying to get any resolution that has the same aspect ratio but no matter what I do the XF86Config file, I'm always left with 4:3 options.
Also, is there anyway to get from 24bit colors to 32bit?
Have you tried the nVidia drivers in ports? Much later than the PBI ones and there is also an nvidia-xconfig too, along with an nvidia-settings. I'm on a CRT and when I run the nvidia-xconfig and rebooted it didn't give me a 1400x1050 but I can choose that using the nvidia-settings from ports (or I can modify the XF86Config file but I found it nice that the nvidia-settings let me do it through a GUI interface).