He's running 12.04 on an i3 onboard GFX laptop (can get the exact model if needed but try to do without pls), with a 1080 tv attached... It was working ok (sluggish and not updating through normal means), but then I (in my "supreme" ubuntu knowledge, lol) installed restricted extras, synaptic package manager (and updated through this), and finally mini youtube ubuntu. I think it may have been the latter that did the damage but I'm unsure.
After this all happened, in his words: "Gets to log in, then the screen goes crazy and it keeps replaying the start of the sound it makes when the login screen opens"
He used his comp in a very basic way. No games, pretty much just firefox (youtube and facebook) and normal torrents.
Any ideas guys? I'm sure a fresh install is needed but what I particularly need is troubleshooting tips and known software incompatibilities.
Any and all input is appreciated though.
(dunno if this helps, but the only driver suggestions that came up when I checked were for his wireless connection. Nothing about graphics or bluetooth or anything else...)