I'm using Windows 7 and some time ago my video card broke down. I can use the computer as I did, except I can't watch movies or play games, but that's okay with me. I'm not interested in putting any more money into it.
The only thing that bothers me is that now (with the video card disabled) I can't put my machine into sleep mode. Is there a way to go into sleep mode without a video card in Windows? Is it possible on Ubuntu (I might switch if that's the case)? Why is it required in the first place?