I burned Ubuntu 13.04 to a DVD and booted it on an Intel Pentium III desktop. On live disc boot, the log in screen looked fine and, once logged in, the bar across the top and the applications dock along the side look fine, but the desktop wallpaper looks odd. the colors are inverted and horizontally squished, resulting in two side-by-side identical desktop images, interaction is different. if I want to click on one of the two options which appear- a folder icon labeled
"Examples", and a Drive icon with the Ubuntu logo and a arrow on it labeled something like "
install Ubuntu" (these icons and their text are also effected by the psychedelic effect), I have to imagine about where they would lie if the screen where rendered correctly. the same with the drop down menus from the icons in the top right corner and any windows i try to pull up; each window as a whole takes up the amount it would be expected to, and the bar across the top of the window looks fine in normal color, but the content of the window will have a green tint and will either squish and double side by side like the desktop and sometimes have a weird counter clockwise slant.
I then tried booting into another option within the boot menu in hopes of different results. The second on from the bottom (i think it started with a "K"...?) booted and automatically gave me the install prompt. thinking it were an issue associated with the live disc boot, i installed it to the hard drive, and stupidly replaced the Windows XP Professional install. I was then able to boot into Ubuntu without the disc (of course), and the problem persisted. I tried to access the boot menu by holding shift while booting, but that hasn't worked. Thanks in advance.
I realize my system is rather outdated, but Lubuntu didn't do any better. I really only want to use this system to get acquainted with Ubuntu and Linux, and run Eclipse for Android app development.
Edit: Perhaps some photos could clear things up; https://www.box.com/s/mkaetouml2vr15re2fsi
Notice the one of the log in screen looks fine...