Weird screen when using Ubuntu Linux 8.04?

I’m trying to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 on one of my computers at home. Now, I want to do this because of one particular reason: Windows Vista Home Basic has to be the Worst OS I’ve ever user in my entire life. Don’t get me wrong. I like Microsoft, but let’s just admit that Vista was a complete mistake that should have never happened (especially with Home Basic, which is useless and has nothing that the actual Vista has to offer). Anyways, when I boot the computer with the Live CD I made, Ubuntu starts up and operates everything normally, but I see this constant wierd pattern of smushed up lines that are displayed like a grid. Not only that, but a 1/3 portion of the screen on the right appears on the left, and I have to move my mouse all the way to the right to make it to that portion of the screen. Now, I don’t believe it is the CD. I’ve tested it on my other computers, and they work fine without this problem. This problem doesn’t exist when I run Vista either. What is wrong?
The computer is almost brand new since I never use it. Windows Vista Home Basic. It’s 80GB hard drive has nothing saved on it at all except the Windows system files. The CD worked while I was using Vista, and the drive is capable of the CD-RW I am using. I had in mind that it might be the moniter, or the processor, or even the graphics card. But all of those work fine when using Vista.

2 Responses to Weird screen when using Ubuntu Linux 8.04?

  1. Your disk drive is sick.
    But anyway, it may also mean that the Cd is not compatible with your PC or too low memory. Just check it out.

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  2. Please see if your graphics card is supported by Xorg. You need to do a install to a new partition and then reconfigure the X display. The X config file is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

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