I finally got a display to use temporarily and got Arch linux running on my pi. Now I just need some ideas of what to do wiith it. (-:
Don't forget to tweak /boot/config.txt with:
# Get rid of the back border on the monitor, allows pi to render edge to edge on most devices
# to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
# DMT (computer monitor) modes
Sweet. You just saved me a bunch of time troubleshooting why Xorg didn't start @ 1920x1080.