Ok that did work. Once I void-installer’d from net source, I only require ‘nomodeset’ without needing to switch from VT7 to VT1.
cardinal, I’ll look into the difference between nomodeset and modprobe.blacklist=nouveau when I get a chance.
I probably would’ve wanted nouveau if that was an option, but perhaps I need the proprietary nvidia drivers or the generic vesa driver (once I read what that is and the performance implications).
Thanks much for the help guys. This is the first distro that feels right for me, in spite of my ineptitude. I may have more questions, hopefully not too many, the void wiki is pretty good and the arch wiki is a good supplemental reference.
EDIT: It seems that xfce4 and lxdm are not installed now that I check xbps-query -l
Not sure how I jacked that up, I guess I can just manually install them.