After install, X failed to start with "No screens found".
I tracked this down to the Xorg.conf file where the "via" card driver had been selected. My chip is an integrated VGA, from lspci command:
VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890 [Chrome9] Integrated Video (rev 11)
I changed xorg.conf and changed the driver to "vesa". All is okay now however clearly I am not using the most suitable driver for my VGA chipset.
On ubuntu I got this working using the openchrome drivers from an ubuntu site with a script that worked for ubuntu (deb).
Is there something on VL that will work with this chip? Any ideas please?