now I don't have the original cool login window and background...how can I fix that please?
This should do it:
slapt-get --install --reinstall kdm-small
Also I would like to know how to set the boot splash screen to 1024x768 as I installed VL with a smaller monitor and set it to 800x600 but now it looks too small and I'm finicky.
Wouldn't a low resolution make everything look big (just a thought)?
I'm assuming it's just during boot, try to reinstall lilo with "vliloconf" and choose the appropriate settings.