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I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a HP Pavilion 7000 with "graphics driver" VESA: NV31 Board-e133nz. I have no idea what graphic card is in the machine.

The installation seemed to be good. Then, booting from the HD, the screen went black. I had to use a separate monitor to see, but just before the login screen, this monitor also went black.

I booted in safe mode and only the separate monitor worked. I tried many sudo commands that I saw on the internet but nothing worked. I then went to the bumbelebee site and installed their driver, and now I can boot and see the laptop monitor.

However, the computer is so slow that I have to wait 6 1/2 minutes for it to boot. I timed it and all the other stuff is just as slow.

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The video adapter in the HP Pavilion 7000 is S3 Trio 64/32. –  Mitch May 25 '13 at 16:14
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machine specs are important. not all can google just to see specifications of Pavilion 700 –  Stefano May 25 '13 at 17:35
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Seems that your computer is a bit low on resources. I'd check RAM first. But based on my personal experience (I've always used older and low resource machines) I'd recommend you to give Lubuntu a try. It's much lighter than Ubuntu.

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