My parents were asking me about new operating systems and I suggested that they try Ubuntu. I loaded it as a live usb but every time they start it up they run for a few seconds and then it hangs up and you have to do a hard reboot. It's not exactly making the intro to Ubuntu too appealing. The last time I tried it I got a message asking me to downgrade the graphics mode but when I said ok to that it locked up again. Any ideas would be helpful. I have tried a few different versions (13.10 wouldn't boot, 12.04 64bit booted but locked up, 12.04 32bit gave the error message before locking up).
Their system specs are as follows:
Dell XPS 210
4gb RAM (not sure what speed)
AMD Radeon X1300 Pro (I believe this is what it has for a video card)