I just installed Linux Ubuntu 5.04 on my pastors dell inspirion 5000. The only problem is the computer will boot just fine after the initial installation, sounds, visual, everything works fine; but after you restart for real the first time (going into the system menu and selecting log out, then restart) the computer will reboot and run through the startup stuff; but when you get to the login screen you cant see anything. the backlight is on, but the screen isnt displaying anything.
also, I type in the username and password (knowing the layout of the login screen) and hear the usual startup sounds, but still no visual. I hooked the laptop up to a monitor via VGA port, but the screen reads "connot display this video mode"
I could really use any help you could give me