So I have an old (got it FREE) laptop that my mom gave me after she spilled coffee on it. I was able to clean it and get it running Windows XP. I was only able to do this by letting it BSOD and getting into safe mode and disabling the video card in the device manager.
I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 but I can’t seem to figure out how to disable the video card like I did in Windows. The install seems to go fine until the first reboot and then the background loads but no desktop icons and then I get the error messages and it asks me if my video card froze requiring a hard reboot.