I have never used a linux distribution before in my life.
After downloading Ubuntu 13.10 because it is the only one compatible with my motherboards onboard lan, I wanted to install the drivers for my gtx 760. I downloaded them directly from the Nvidia site. Upon rebooting Ubuntu would not load the desktop and would only display that it wanted to load low graphics mode.
I have tried each solution in this thread: How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? and none worked.
I have tried multiple other methods for installing my drivers, all of which claim to be the proper way and none work, all cause the same error.
I am now in a fresh working install of ubuntu with no other operating systems on this machine, if someone could step by step tell me how to install my drivers that would be much appreciated.
As a side note, this is not the only problem I have encountered, my R.A.T 3 gaming mouse also does not work with ubuntu and causes a similar error as what happens with my video drivers when I try to implement the fixes I have found for it. These issues are very discouraging and if I don't figure them out soon I believe I will switch back to windows.