Hello, new to Linux/ubuntu and have encountered an issue with the CD operation of the program vs installing on my computer(Burned own copy of CD).
Computer: Win 2000 Pro, P4 2.4 ghz , 2 gig RAM, Matrox P650 (2D) video card/Diamondtron Fe2111sb Monitor.
I am attempting to operate Ubantu from the CD, not yet ready for install on my computer.
What happens at boot up: Seems to be a problem with the GUI elements, card/resolution of monitor etc. Monitor screen goes dark and colored pixels appear across the horiz. center of the screen. (No Ubantu logo discernable). Eventually a walnut colored screen appears, but nothing, again, is discernable, possibly the desktop?
I tried the CD operation on another computer with a different graphics setup and have had no problems in that regard, so the CD itself appears to be working correctly (did a CD check to be sure). Boots and loads and arrives at a proper desktop on that machine.
On the first machine I have set the resolution to 1024 x 768 via Windows in hopes that might accomplish something,-no luck. Can't find any resources that specifically address Matrox cards or my monitor so am hoping there is a solution? Thanks.