I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on an Asus Eee PC 1005PE machine. After the first install, I can't start the notebook in the normal mode. Once selected, the screen turns the color of the login screen background (could almost be mistaken for black, but slightly purplish-red) and then ultimately turns black. No response to any key combinations.
But if I start in the recovery mode and simply do a normal boot from the list, it loads just fine. Any suggestions on troubleshooting this? I have the latest updates installed from the default repositories.