Thank you for your replies.
I tried entering 'VIDEO' from the command line.
It tries to download a file but gives the following error:
cannot access /usr/lib/libsqlite 3.so.0
The Dell 1747 laptop uses a 1600x900 display which is not a standard size.
I have tried editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
file using nano, and am able to edit the monitor res to 1600x900.
This allows me to get to the Desktop.
However; I cannot run Firefox, or get into Configuration.
They just cannot start. All other applications I have tries, including games work ok.
I have also tired installing the propietary ATI driver from ATI.
However; I still cannot run Firefox or get in to Configuration.
The media check shows ok and the Livecd works great on other computers.
Hope you can help me with this.