I did a fresh install of 8.04 on a new HDD. The first time I loaded it I managed to get in under "low graphics mode", but after that it just turns black (my monitor says "mode not supported."
I've followed several help threads, but to no avail. I have tried manually editing the /etc/modules and /etc/X11/xorg.conf files, then when that didn't work, I followed another thread's directions and ran nvidia-xconfig. At one point I was able to get it back into low graphics mode to get all the updates I need, and I followed yet another fix by installing Envy, but the installation of the driver doesn't complete, it just crashes.
I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm getting frustrated because it seems so intermittent. Sometimes I can get it to go as far as the login screen (in the 1280x1024 resolution) but logging in just leads me to the black screen again. If anyone else has had similar issues, or knows of a really good fix for this, please let me know.
DFI LanParty Socket 939
2x1 GB Crucial Ballistix
2x500 GB HDD
eVGA 7800 GTX graphics card
Thanks in advance for your help!