I just installed Ubuntu to run side-by-side with a yet to be activated Window 7 Ultimate.
I tried both of the 32-bit version of Ubuntu and both say they don't recognize my video card after the first reboot 12.04 allows me to run in low graphics mode (12.10 allows me to boot, but the screen turns white and has unintelligible characters). The error shows up with nice graphics, Windows shows nice graphics, but when I try to go to the login, the screen turns white with black unintelligible characters.
I'm using a PCI graphics card. Windows shows in System under display a standard VGA graphics adapter working and fully updated., but under devices I see an NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management.