Okay, this is my first time asking a question here. I have used Ubuntu on my computers for a few years now, and I recently bought a Windows 8 (oh no!) ultrabook that I have been trying to put Ubuntu on. It is a Lenovo P400 Touch if that makes a difference. Let me get yall' up to speed: I disable secureboot and fastboot, then successfully installed 13.04 alongside windows 8 with no problems at all. Both operating systems were fully functional. Then, after installing a few plugins, I restarted Ubuntu and I received an error saying I was running in low graphics mode, but I couldn't do anything, like, whenever I clicked a button, it did nothing. I decided, no big deal, I will just re-install Ubuntu but using 12.04 this time (I like the LTS versions more). BUT..... When I boot to the livecd, it will show the menu to choose what to do, but the menu is tiny, scrambled, and scrunched up at the top of the screen and I can't tell what anything says. I would like to try nomodeset I guess but I still cant see what I'm doing. So I decided to reinstall 13.04 because it worked before, but the livecd for that is doing the same thing!!! So is the 12.04 alternate version!!!!! I'm really stumped here you guys... is there anyone who could offer any advice? Remember, I'm using UEFI, not legacy BIOS. P.S., I checked the settings in the UEFI menu (bios) for any video settings, and I played around with a few things, still nothing.
Okay I figured out a workaround to the problem. I loaded the boot-menu of the livecd on a friends laptop (using UEFI mode to match mine), I wrote down the options, went back to my laptop, ran the cd, choosing what I assumed were the right choices and voila! it was only the boot menu that was messed up, the rest of the installation process used the correct graphics driver!