When trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop, the screen displays weird patterns of what should be a window.
At first, everything looks fine. The orange bar moves as it should, i get the language selection menu.
But then, right when the screen would change to the desktop, it displays distorted patterns of what should be appearing:
The patterns change when i move the mouse, or hit enter.
I thought it might be a problem with the ubuntu window manager; but while trying puppy linux, the exact same thing happened:
You can see a little piece of the bottom left menu button is showing.
So I got two linux distribution which I managed to install with xp in dual boot on other computers; and they both have the same problem on this laptop. (I also checked the ubuntu disk: it was ok)
But Vista works perfectly (I would much rather use ubuntu)
Someone suggested to lower the resolution (how; all i could do is change it in vista)?
Or maybe my screen and drivers are too complicated for linux. Or maybe a hardware defect? I'm not the biggest expert so I'm clueless.