This is my first experience with Linux, so I suspect that I'm doing something wrong here (or at least not doing something right). I ran Ubuntu from the LiveCD and the display was choppy and grainy. Sometimes the display would have a bunch of lines accross it and other times the screen would bounce all over the place. I figured that it was just because the CD was not being read fast enough to keep up with what I was doing. I decided to try the full install, but experienced the same problem.

I have an ATI Radeon 9600 video card. Thinking that it might be a driver problem, I found the ATI driver package in Synaptic and installed it. It didn't help. I also tried installing xorg-driver-fglrx, but that also didn't help. Neither did adjusting the resolution.

I really don't know if this problem is being caused by my video card, other hardware, or simply my own ignorance. I think I'd really like Ubuntu as an OS if I could work this issue out. Does anyone have any advice?