All graphical applications show distorted
Hello, I have been using ubuntu for over a week now and while I have felt pretty comfortable with it, there have been some issues I haven't been able to fix.
One of those issues is the fact that no matter what application or program I am trying to run, if it is very graphical, it won't show up normally, and all I get is a distorted image, an non-working program or a frozen application.
To give you an example, I can't watch the Earth with Google Earth, I can't play Lincity or Second Life.
I do not want to leave ubuntu and use windows again! Please, help me solve this problem.
PD: Any help should be given in the easiest way, since I am new to linux.
And also, I HAVE searched a lot and haven't been able to fix this problem.
I have 3d rendering, I use a lenovo laptop with 1 gb or ram, my graphical card is an Integrated ATI card...