Black screen after login

view full story

http://crunchbang.org – Is it really necessary to do all of that just to get video drivers that don't destroy themselves?I just did a fresh install and when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 I'm just given a blank screen with a flashing cursor at the top left.  Everything seems to run fine because if I hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 it takes me back to the desktop without a problem. (HowTos)