Hmmm. OK, firstly let me say thanks for the help.
Now then, I was able to back up my essential files.
GNOME started OK, but not as it should because I'd played around with linuxconf, so some setting etc weren't accepting.
No mouse action. Not sure how to add one (other than look in XF86Config, but what do I put here??)
If needs be I can put on a serial mouse & it should recognise that & ask for configuration etc.
Anyway, reason I was playing with linuxconf is because I need to get RH running up behind the router asap. Not really sure where to run with this. Router gets DNS assigned automatically. Acts as DHCP. Each PC then picks up the standard IP address of XX.YY.0.2, XX.YY.0.3 etc. Router has first dibs on XX.YY.0.1
It's with the domain names etc in linuxconf that I messed around with (to point of no return?? Hope not)
Not sure how to configure the client in Linux, that's what started this insanity.
It's now 3:30am in Sydney, I think I can be excused a late one with a newly installed cable, but bed is now calling.
So, all help will be eagerly read first thing in the morning. I will probably follow all instructions as closely as possible, so please don't tell me to take my PC & jump from the Harbour Bridge with it
Thanks for all help