cant install most distros on dell desktop
not sure of what response i will get from this but here goes....................... for the past week i have been trying several linux distros on my dell optiplex gx520, with no success except ubunto with vesa mode, there are several reasons i believe but i am not sure,
1. when boot from cd the system does not respond to usb keyboard ( powered up but no key strokes recorded)
2. will not pick up my pci nvidia geforce fx5200 graphic card( monitor says out of range )
this does not happen to all distros, but each ( about 6 tried ) has a combination of these problems.
i know this sounds gobbly de gook, but unless i write all the distros tried and probs with each(long, very long thread) it is the easiest way to describe
regards for any help in advance
system specs: dell optiplex gx520, 2 sata drives 1 ide, nvidia geforce fx5200 graphic pci, celeron d 2.8 ghz, 512 ddr2 ram, lg dvd writer, dell usb keyboard and mouse (no ps2 Sockets)