Hey askubuntu community,
I recently purchased a Lenovo U410 Ideapad, and much to my surprise, dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 was not as hard as I had thought it would be. However, the issue rises in the fact that occasionally, I would get stuck at the purple screen after I select Ubuntu from GRUB during bootup. This does not always happen; in fact, it happens only occasionally. My laptop usually is able to boot up.
One thing I do notice is that this problem usually occurs when I do my first boot up after a prolonged period of time (such as.... 1-2 hours). Once it freezes, I force shut down the computer and reboot successfully, and subsequent bootups will not have any problems (usually).
I recently installed all the drivers and updates for my NVIDIA Graphics card, so I'm not exactly too sure why my screen still freezes on occasion.
I'm also a new Ubuntu user, so I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the term "Kernel". I've read that it might have something to do with it.
I also have two other problems: I purchased the Indie Humble Bundle 7 in the past and I wanted to add Cave Story + and Binding of Isaac + DLC to my Lenovo. Binding of Isaac successfully installed through the humble bundle website, but there is no sound playing. Why is this the case?
Furthermore, I could not get Cave Story + to launch, even though I downloaded it directly from the ubuntu software center. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times, yet nothing happens. The icon just flashes 5 times before it stops flashing every time I click on the icon.
If you have any solutions for my three problems, that would be most appreciated. The biggest issue would be my boot up problem; I would be okay with not playing Cave Story + or Binding of Isaac on my Linux.
Thank you everyone! John Li