I'm getting started with Linux for the first time. I've installed 64 bit ubuntu desktop from the live CD.
There have been some issues with booting after installation. But i've managed to get ubuntu to start, allbeit with a 480 resolution.
I used the driver tool in settings to find the nvidia drivers and I've tried all 3 driver options that appear but after rebooting, I cannot startx. http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd384/mctwist2/ubuntu/20130915_112758_zps45b3f699.jpg
I have tried the default nouveau drivers, but terminal tells me that I have broken packages.
Subsequently booted in recovery mode to fix any broken packages, which it appeared to do. But still wont successfully boot with the nvidia drivers:
I have also tried various nvidia driver installation methods using terminal, but these have returned the same problems. Both by going to the root in recovery mode and with cntrl+alt+f1 when at the login screen.
I don't think there's any way to change the resoultion from 480 4:3 without some kind of driver. I'm running an HP Pavilion with a Q8200 core2quad and Geforce GT 220 proprietary card.
Many thanks, Dan