Thinking the trouble with getting this MD going is due to the GT210 card.
Nvidia GT210 PCIe x16 card
Intel pro1000 network card.
In the BIOS, onboard network card is disabled so the intel one works PXE boot,
Graphics is set to boot the GT210 first before the onboard (which is an ATI)
VGA connector just to get it started, MD boots fine, see the black screen with large white text, loading devices and then stops on a black screen with a white cursor. No AVWizard.
1) Disabling the onboard video by editing the xorg.conf to the device id of the Nvidia card -same result on boot up
2) Press numbers and qwerty to change display - nothing happens
3) Reinstall the Nvidia drivers again (was already running 260.xx.xx) - same result on boot up
4) tried onboard only using the ATI and not the GT210 - Get unable to startx error instead.
There are a few threads on here about black screen with pointers but some didn't have solutions and some are the ones listed above.
I suspect the GT210 is difficult so if anyone knows
A) Can this card be setup and how?
B) What alternative cards are good? the GeForce 9300? (Would like hdmi)
C) Ditch the whole lot and get another motherboard like Asus A5TION or the Zotac-a-c if I can find it.