I am a new to linux. I have an HP Pavilion DM4-1160US laptop. It has only one video card built-in (Intel HD), however Ubuntu seems to have a hard time with it.
It started when I tried to boot from a LiveCD - it booted into a black screen. Once I changed it "acpi=off" it booted up fine. I then installed Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit (wiping the HDD), however when I rebooted it was to a black screen again.
I did some research, noticed that my graphics show as "unknown" and installed mesa-tools through apt-get. It then showed my graphics to be "Intel® Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2" but whenever I reboot it would again boot to a black screen. I tried installing (I think this is right) SNA from xorg but it still would not work.
I really want to get linux on my laptop but I am kind of at a loss here.