This is a quote from the very recent ZDnet review (on Distrowatch under Reviews) of PCLinuxOS 2011.6
General: For reasons that I don't really understand, the PCLinuxOS installer still tries to create an xorg.conf file. For reasons that I do understand at least a bit, it consistently gets the screen resolution wrong on many of my systems, especially netbooks, so they come up looking strange, with low resolution or only part of the screen used. No big deal, just log in the first time and then delete or rename the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Reboot, or just restart the X display server, and you have a 99% chance of X getting everything right on its own.
Could this be my problem and my solution?