just wanted to say thank you to everyone that gave up some time to help me with my issues.
i've had everything from resolution issues, to dual display issues, audio issues and dvd playback issues.
this is a word of advice, stick with machines that XL is programmed for.
I origionally had a sun ultra 20, and i put together an old dell i had lying around and all my issues went away.
JOY, i was finally able to play a full dvd without crashing