How do I configure a VESC?

I plugged into a separate monitor but while holding the motor (not mounted as I’m changing a few things) and it ran fine with no stopping. I think it may have to do with the gear being off center from the wheel and causing changing tensions on the belt and motor, as I was able to hold the motor pretty steady without any tension issues last night. I got the new gear tonight and will line it up for sure tomorrow to make sure it’s centered on the wheel but the real test will come when I put weight on it. The other issue is if I do get the error again I’m not entirely sure how to skate with a laptop and monitor in each hand connected to the board lol. Motor teeth are 36 and wheel teeth are 16, belt is HTD5 9mm on 83mm wheels.