Problem solved. I checked xorg.conf and noticed that it called for "sis" driver. Doing a little further investigation at the SIS site I could only find reference to drivers for use with add on cards. Then I booted Knoppix and they set up vesa drivers. So I thought I should try "vesa". Sure enough it worked.
Maybe that should be done when there is no add on video card during the install.
It seems that I have two accounts on the Forum. One freemart and one phil. We are the same.
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