Okay, well, basically I loaded ubuntu 9.04 on a machine and everything works great except video. The install gives me the option to go to the proprietary driver to enable acceleration, but when I use that driver login takes forever and then my second monitor freaks out and flashes constantly, locking 1 core on the cpu into some sort of loop. I tried using Envy to install a different driver, only 1 of which was seen as compatible and recommended, but that produced the same results.
Fairly new to Linux, so I might be missing something. Any suggestions?