(Only joking I'm quite as happy learning for myself & grateful for the pointers in the right direction)
Th Midnight commander makes things a hell of a lot easier
I've been investigating again & got a little more detailed information for you.
Firstly I'm not sure if it makes a difference but the command to run the config program was xf86config. It states that i am currently configured to run a generic vga card. (even though in the config file it states a Radeon is set up - would that be to do with me running the command interface)
Anyway X will still not run. I've managed to find the error log & there are a lot of references to Xfree86 4.0.3. it also states that my card should be built before march '01, which AFAIK, it isn't.
The actual error message is
"Radeon: No matching device for instance BusID PCI 1:0:1 found
No devices detected
Fatal server error:
no screens found."
I'm assuming the next step is updating Xf86 or the grfx drivers!?
But.....have absolutely no idea on how to do this. DOH
Hope you can point me in the right direction