I just started using Ubuntu for the first time about an hour ago so please bear with me. Prior to installing the Nvidia drivers the Ubuntu start-up screen is completely distorted(black screen with garbled graphical blocks). However, from the Log-in screen onward its perfect. Bright colors, crystal clear text, image fills the entire screen. Display is properly detected as an HP TV in Ubuntu Display settings.
Now, after installing the Nvidia drivers the Ubuntu boot screen shows up normally. Upon reaching the Log-in screen we run into trouble. The image only fills about 85% of the screen(doesn't reach the edges), colors are duller, and text is blurry with lines through it. Problem persists after logging in. Display is detected as Laptop in Ubuntu Display settings. Display is properly detected as an HP TV in the Nvidia-Settings but no setting changes seemed to fix the image.
I tried both the Recommended driver and the Post-Release driver, same problem. As soon as I uninstalled it goes back to garbled boot screen but perfect picture afterward.
Any ideas? I can provide screen shots if that will help.
Asus P5P43TD Pro Intel C2D E7500 Nvidia 8800GT 512mb 4gb DDR3 1066 Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit HP md5880n