Building my first computer (for linux) and need some help.
Right now I am building a pc so that I can put linux on it and give it to my dad so he can do some pretty normal stuff such as surf the internet, type, possibly play Wolfenstein enemy territoy every once in awhile. I'm having a little bit of trouble and want to know if anyone can help me.
I have an amd Sempron processor
Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS Socket 754 SiS 755 ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 128M Radeon 9600 128MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card
Hard drive with no OS as of yet
Dvd rom drive
The two problems that I face at the moment is that nothing appears on my monitor when I turn on the computer and the second problem is that when I have my ide cable hooked up from my motherboard to either my DVD rom drive and/or hard drive they don't power on. Can anyone help me out on this one?