I finally got my RasPi, and bought a pre loaded Debian SD card.
Hooked it all up (HDMI to display, power to board, mouse, keyboard)
It seems to either boot inconsistently or not at all.
I get the flashing LEDs and I have had video output, I even had the config screen.
I stupidly selected "boot straight to X Windows"
And it did - a couple of times, I even got the mouse to respond once.
So now, it goes through the flashing LEDs, isn't putting anything on the screen, powers up the mouse (it has an LED) occasionally - but otherwise it is dead!!!!
Any constructive suggestions gratefully accepted .....