So when I try and load up ubuntu for the first time, (booting from the live CD) after some time the monitor just blanks off. The other system parts are still moving, but I cannot do anything at all, seeing as I have no way of seeing the screen. It goes in this order: Boot, BIOS message, Boot menu, select CD/DVD rom drive, a few commands which pass by too quickly to read, purple screen with two icons at the bottom which stays there for about 10-15 seconds, a blinking cursor, then the monitor just blanks out and I can't do anything at all. As I stated earlier everything else was running fine except the screen which rendered everything pretty much useless. Any ideas on how to get around this?
EDIT: For those wanting specs, here they are: my model is a HP pavillion g6 notebook, intel i5 2340m dual core processor (2.4GHZ) 6 GB ram, intel hd graphics 3000. 1366x768 display resolution. I'll try and get more specs next time I have it on.