I am a new user to ubuntu and Linux in General. I have recently installed ubuntu 13.10 onto my system. This was difficult in its self as I had to make sure it was offline or it would fail on the grub installation constantly. I can get in and use the terminal but if I use anything else it freezes that screen then it freezes my mouse and I am unable to do anything e.g. Access the terminal cancel some programs. Literally nothing, I have to hard reset it. The freezing also happens if I just live boot it from my USB. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Configuration: Intel i7 2770k 8gb DDR3 Nvidia 590gtx 2.0tb HDD
Installation was via a USB drive. I used the installation process that was outlined on the ubuntu website however I didn't connect to the internet when installing. I received no errors when installing offline. If I connected before I installed then I would get grub 2 installation error.
In a attempt to try and fix this I made sure everything is updated via the terminal and this was the same with the graphics driver however ubuntu just boots into blackness and all I have is a black cross for a mouse pointer.