Hi following on from recommendations made I am in the process of trying out various Linux Distros with the one maor requirement, it works out of the box with a Dell Inspiron 1501 and LXLE it was suggested would.
So I downloaded the ISO, checked the MD5 and burned a disc and I have just tried it, The grub menu came up with the various options followed by a grey screen whith a flashing white dash and then the screen went black with thin coloured lines running vertically through the black with white on the left hand side of which I take to mean no video,- I tried this three times with the same result.
I take it the live OS loaded as there was a welcome tone and the optical drive had stopped spinning, also the wifi light came on possibly indicating LXLE does indeed work with the Inspiron 1501 as far as Wifi is concened, but no use without video
Which LXLE, the latest, LXLE 12.04.5 32 bit
So the next plan was to join their forums and ask about the failed video, but I couldn't apply for membership as I need an invitation code and a users name, like wtf, so no go there.
Has anyone any suggestions on either the reported LXLE fault above or the membership application for the LXLE support?
Next one I am trying is Manjaro