Okay, i tried to run Windows 8.1, i really did. But developing in ruby and running windows just doesn't .... work , and i've never felt comfortable with mac either. I've been using Windows and when i sat down at work today in front of my machine, i sighed, i just can't work without a linux box. I just want a nice ubuntu 14.04 desktop on my laptop and not have to worry about anything. I run slackware on my thinkpads and have never EVER had problems (who would'd thought huh :P )
Regardless, i've ended up with a HP Pavilion 15.
The machine was running Windows 8.1
I've disabled UEFI boot, however i've enabled Legacy boot.
AMD/ATI Trinity [Radeon HD 7640G]
Audio Device AMD Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
If i boot Ubuntu from a liveUSB i have no problems. I get the installation program and the Ubuntu happily installs, even picks up my wifi. However once the installation is over, i get the whole "running in low graphics mode". I've cntrl-alt-f1'd and have read almost every bit of documentation trying to fix the problem. Including this one... http://askubuntu.com/questions/14160...ics-mode-error
If i hold the shift button down at boot, i'm meant to be shown a grub menu, right ? But if i DO hold shift i DON'T get a grub menu. Could it be that grub maybe isn't installing correctly and that could be the problem ?
I've got no idea, i'm about to throw this shitty HP in the bin tbh.
Thanks to anyone who's got any ideas.
Hope everyone's well.