The video card is only a problem with Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't matter as after some more experimentation I have found that it will run several earlier distributions. However on most of them the USB (not just the mouse, everything USB) won't work.
Mint-14 Cinnamon - USB doesn't work
Xubuntu 10.10 - USB doesn't work
Xubuntu 10.04 - USB OK
What has happened between those two versions of Xubuntu to stop the USB working?
(Timl - I'll try 'lsub' next time I get a chance.)
Last edited by Chris.Bristol; 05-15-2013 at 04:55 PM.