Well, I gave it a fair try.

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I really did. Here's my system: CPU: Intel X6800 Video: Radeon HD 4890 Monitor: Dell 2407WFP I got Arch, itself, installed just fine. No issues what-so-ever. Installing a desktop, however, sucks. I tried with the default driver, the radeonhd driver, and the radeon one- re-installing to test each. Every time I get the black screen of death. I tried going to the official forums, trying the hacks I found through Google, nothing seems to work. Something else... a LOT of sites mention running ati-config which my system (HowTos)