i took the leap today. downloaded 12.04 LTS, burned the ISO to a CD ROM.
First i clicked the "try it out" option. Then i installed it on my HP Pavilion DV2000.
First time it started up, i downloaded some drivers, since there was no WIFI driver working. Also updated 2 NVIDIA drivers. it told me it needed to restart.
So I restarted...
When booting up it takes a looong time. Finally I can type in my password. it shows me the default background and nothing else. after about 30 seconds the background image sort of disolves. then come back. i wait around 5 - 10 minutes. Nothing happens at all.. just the orange default background. i hold down the power button. booting up again. same deal sort of. first i get to enter my password really quick. hit enter. default background image and mouse cursor icon. nothing else happens.
i wait for about 5 minutes, still nothing happens. i try right clicking. aha! i can create a new folder and change background. basically the standard Ubuntu right click on desktop menu. but the folder window and settings and everything else has no top navigation. like expand, minimize or the "x" close folder icon.
i look around what i can access, and i see that i have 130 updates. that could fix it i think to my self. update all.. still the same thing.
i kinda went all in and choose to only boot Ubuntu. No windows or anything else, so can anyone give some tips on what i could try to fix it?