I just set up a new machine based around the Intel DX48BT2 and some other hardware I have laying around. My video card is an EVGA 560 Ti.
Previously, I had all of my hardware on an EVGA 780i until it died so I know that all of _that_ hardware is fine/Ubuntu compatible.
What I'm seeing is that when I boot from the USB stick, I see all of the normal boot-time console messages such as hardware detection and the like but the GUI never launches.
In the background I can hear the tribal drum signifying that Ubuntu has booted but I don't have a GUI. I also cannot switch to a different terminal so I can muck around at the command line (but my keyboard is still responsive since I can toggle CAPS lock and NumLock just fine).
This is the first time I've run into this kind of issue so I don't know what to make of it (but it smells like a video card / chipset issue...)..
As an additional note, Windows works 100% on this hardware configuration so I know the hardware is all okay (even together).
thanks in advance for any help.