Yes it is a laptop with external monitor, (Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller)
Centos will load via the grapahical installer without errors, When I reboot after install I get the gui but it is black with a black mouse pointer. There are no top and bottom panels no icons on desktop, The mouse gose off the screen to the left "as if it was still the desktop, The tty only gives a blinking cursor No prompt and will not except any input.
I have also tried fedora and the same thing happens.
It will run from live dvd if the option of boot with minimal graphics is selected
Last edited by spiky0011; 01-19-2013 at 05:46 AM.