I am brand new to Ubuntu, after many years with Windows and a dabble with OSX, so please go easy on me. Yesterday, after ruining the pre-installed Windows 8 with the Ubuntu install I had to install my copy of Windows 7, in which I couldn't get any WIFI, so I then erased Windows 7 with Ubuntu 13.04....
I have a couple of questions please.
When I turn on my laptop, I get the Purple screen which lists choices of Ubuntu, and Windows 7 loader, even though Ubuntu erased this on install, and a couple of other choices...How do I completely get rid of that screen, so my Laptop boots straight to Ubuntu, without me having to make a choice?
On my laptop I have Nvidia Graphics card 675m. I tried to install Nvidia drivers via the Software Updater, in 'Additional Drivers', I chose the latest one '313' and '310', both changed the resolution in Ubuntu and make the laptop flash with a crackly black screen on Shutdown and Startup. When I installed the drivers I also could not find any Nvidia control panel.
So how do I safely install Nvidia drivers? I know there is a long winded install using a Virtual console, which I have never used in my life. Do I have to download the drivers from Nvidia first from their website before doing anything?
Thanks in advance,