I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work (dual booted with Win7) on my new computer for a week now and have not found a working solution. System specs:
- Intel Core i7-4771 @ 3.50 GHz
- 250 GB SSD Samsung 840 EVO
- 16 GB RAM
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
The last item is the suspected culprit...
I first installed 12.04 which worked fine (but did not detect my nvidia card) until it updated, then one of two things happened (I have reinstalled 12.04 several times): 1) I got a white screen but with the mouse visible, and it was possible to open a graphical terminal with Ctrl-t and run programs from there. 2) After updating the nvidia driver I got a completely black screen and could not even open a terminal using Ctrl-Alt-F1.
I then tried installing 13.10 but it freezes on splash screen and I cannot use Ctrl-Alt-F1 to open a terminal. I can't even get the keyboard to work in failsafe mode!
I'm not familiar with debugging this kind of problem and would really appreciate help. As it is now i can't use Ubuntu, which is a shame...