While I've been a long time computer nerd, I've just started my deep venture into Linux. Better late than never as they say.
I have a Dell Dimension 4700 series desktop that had been given to me for parts. Installed additional RAM and a new, clean
hard drive. Installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04 and it had been running flawlessly until yesterday. The on-board video failed. Got
a new video/graphics card. After installing the new card, on boot, the screen does show recognizing the card but doesn't go
further than that into the boot sequence. It appears to me that it is looking for or waiting to have the appropriate driver. It doesn't give me the splash screen nor the opportunity to get into the BIOS or anything else for that matter. In reading various items, most said you needed to disable the on-board video before installing the card and driver for the new card. I don't know how to get into whatever
I need to in order to do the steps necessary to disable the on-board video or to install the correct driver. I have tried booting from a CD/DVD (which was correctly set in the BIOS boot sequence) but that didn't work. Tried a flash drive which didn't work either. So working from a live or "trial" install won't work. Like I said, my current knowledge of Linux is limited but now that I have some time, I intend on that changing as quickly as possible.
Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide.