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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”
EndSection

And Edit the Section Screen as:

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

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
    EndSelection

    Section “Module”"
    Load “glx”
    EndSection

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

    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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