I've tried to install maybe ten Linux distros on my new PC, and every time I have problems with video drivers: black screen or visual artefacts.
I was able to install only Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit, but also with problems: black screen on startup (sometimes all was normal when I used Live mode before install, sometimes I was not able to load Live Mode – Ubuntu says that I have problems with video and gives me a choice with four elements, one of them "use safe graphics mode", but I even can't choose this – the system is frozen).
In tty I installed
nvidia-current, but it didn't help me. Every boot I need to press ESC and enter rescue mode and just press
Resume and after this the system boots normally. If I try to do a normal restart I get a black screen after Ubuntu logo again.
I tried switching nvidia driver in the options – I have version 319-updates and version 319 [Recommended], but neither works.
I have Palit GeForce GTX650, all updates.