i got the thing up and running, but I used a script someone on here made with the help of some other threads. It's not running 100% to my satisfaction but hey, its running. I will try to put a step my step layman's guide to get the stupid VIA CX700 stuff to work.
I appreciate the help ya'll have been giving. It took me a week of reading and trial and error to get it to work. Very frustrating for someone who is a n00b with linux. again i thank all of you, and I hope to contribute back to the community some how.