How do I log in text mode? When I start up the machine it asks me whether I want to start in windows or vector. I choose Vector and it go's straight to the loading screen.
It's vector standard by the way.
The exact error it's giveing me is something about no screens found.
Are you at a text screen when Vector loads? You should see a prompt that says computername login. You type in your user name at the prompt. Next you'll see a line that says Password. You type your user password there. It'll mention something about mail (ignore that) and "You are working as user username."
Once you see that, you type su at a prompt. Then you type the root password at the Password line. You now are seen as root and can run VASM's xconf, or vxconf directly (not through VASM). You can also edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the video driver line in the Section "Device":
After you save the edited xorg.conf, type
at the prompt so you are back to running in your user account. Then type
to start the X server and XFce (assuming that's your desktop environment). If startx doesn't do it, type startxfce4 at the prompt and see if that works better.
The "no screens found" is a sort of bogus message. I don't know what it refers to, but it's associated with X not running or something to do with the user or root and you can ignore it at this point.
By the way, if you choose Windows in your boot loader screen, does Windows start? When you choose VectorLinux, do you then get to a LILO screen that offers you linux, linux-tui, and linux-gui? If you don't have those choices, LILO isn't set up right. Let us know and we'll walk you through using VASM to set up a proper LILO. It's really important to have choices for linux-tui and linux-gui. Sometimes new users may omit those, thinking they don't need them.