I decided to give Linux a try having used Windows all my life. The experience so far has been disappointing.
I have a Dell 700m Laptop and am installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Desktop).
I have spent hours searching the internet to learn that the Dell 700m has an Intel 855 graphics card. This graphics card is apparently not compatible with the latest Ubuntu Kernel.
I was able to boot the Live DVD by pressing Enter during boot (when graphic shows), then selecting English, then pressing Esc., then pressing F6 and typing "i915.modeset=1" at the end, AFTER the two -- (it doesn't work before them per this instruction.., 3) Add "i915.modeset=1" after "quiet splash". at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Bugs/Lucidi8xxFreezes
So after booting the Live CD, I decided to install Ubuntu to my hard drive, now the PC will not boot no matter what I do. I can still boot with the Live CD, but booting from hard drive is not possible, there seems to be no option for entering the "modeset" from a hard drive install
Is there a way I can modify the modeset (on hard drive) from my LiveCD boot? Then eject the CD and boot from HD?
Sorry-- if this is dumb question-- really frustrated with Linux at this point.
Should I give up on Ubuntu, and use a different version of Linux? Knoppix? Fedora?