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Ubuntu 9.10 running in low-graphics mode

After the installation from update manager, and every time I boot up my machine, I get a error with three options out of which I am forced to click OK for “Run Ubuntu in low-graphics mode for just one session” option.

Resolution upon reference from url (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1242813.html) for Ubuntu 9.10:

Take a backup and edit xorg.conf file:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_bkp
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Delete this Section Device:

Section “Device”
Identifier     “Device0”
Driver         “nvidia”
VendorName     “NVIDIA Corporation”
BoardName      “GeForce 8400M GS”

And Edit the Section Screen as:

Section “Screen”
Identifier     “Screen0”
Device         “Device0”
Monitor        “Monitor0”
DefaultDepth    24
SubSection     “Display”
Depth       24
Modes “1440×990”

Here we go, no more low graphics mode issues.

5 Responses to Ubuntu 9.10 running in low-graphics mode

  1. Hemant Kumar says:

    The other solution is to simply re-install Nvidia drivers. Each time ubuntu gets updated and there is a change in Kernel version, you will have to re-install Nvidia driver to make it work. At least, thats what I used to do.

  2. kiran says:

    I have tried updating the drivers… But no vain ! It said already Nvidia drivers are updated on my machine. So, I have to settle down with this resolution. Hmm.. re-installation is also good idea.

  3. jshzwk says:

    HI.I’m kind of a newbie when it comes to computers stuff, but I got the same problem a few days ago when I ran the update manager. I found this forum, and followed the steps up to the editing of everything, when I noticed that I don’t have the same options.
    Section “Screen”
    Identifier “Default Screen”
    Default Depth 24

    Section “Module””
    Load “glx”

    Section “Device”
    Identifier “Default Device”
    Driver “nvidia”
    Option “NoLogo” “True”

    Those are the options I got when I followed your directions in the terminal. Help please?

  4. kiran says:

    If you are still facing this issue, you can try re-installing the Nvidia drivers or though settings differ, take a back up of this file and try deleting the section Device and updating the section Screen.

  5. Nel05 says:

    “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode”

    edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    add this to the Device section

    Driver “vesa”

    —its a generic graphics driver
    —good bye “ubuntu is running in low graphics mode”

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