why run server, , sure you actually want a server.. sure.
Linux, run the newest Ubuntu on new pc
or older on older pc, ive no idea at all what PC you have.
v72 old CRT , glass tube monitor a RELIC in today world.
why post OS questions lacking what HP computer you have of 1000s.
XP gone great idea, for sure....
OK F8 is Microsoft , for get them it not MS now, not at ALL.
in the Linux world its failing to find the correct minimum or
best resolution to match your old monitor
the monitor is year 2000.
the best resolution is 1024 x 768
you are using new linux, and it does not use that old old CRT
weak as a cat resolution,
you can use and older linux, or newer monitor
or change the resolution
if seen and done this 100s of time, endless,
btw your OLD CRT monitor does not use proper PnP plug and play
data comms.. its too old, why mess with CRTs in 2017?
walmart sells a $45 LCD , use that? and avoid darkages resolutions.
the way to do this is to run in command line mode
and change the config file, called, xorg.conf
there are other ways,
recompile the kernal to default to this reso? relic
or there is hot key at boot, read the manual on ubuntu
and change to lowest poor resolution
then run setups with a working desktop.
ask on a Ubuntu forum, it can vary by year, OS made and version
and what what desktop running of the many.
keep in mind
your CRT is not supported now.
you must force it.
one more for V12, dropped the startup manager, wow....
best is to ask only for your version and choices at install time.
grub , KDE? what?