Ubuntu :: System Running In Low Graphics Mode / Fix This?
Jun 20, 2010
(Consider yourselves forewarned: I'm completely new and will be incredibly stupid. Give me slack. )
So I'm trying to run my S-Video cord from my HP Desktop to my television screen. Everything was set up, then I looked up how to get it to start playing on forums here. I went to my NVIDIA, and when I went to change what apparently had to be changed, it was already set up in the format I was supposed to set it up as. I hit "save", and then restarted my computer, as the step-by-step instructions said. Upon restarting, I got an interesting message saying that Ubuntu had to be run in low graphics mode. I don't know the logistics of my computer, or really anything (it was given to me, and I don't know how to check ) I've been reading some things here, and a few things sounded like what was wrong with me, but when I followed the directions, it got me no where. I'm coming to you to prevent me from chucking this thing out my window .
So, what I'm asking from you:
1)How do I get out of Low Graphic Mode
2)How do I set up my NVIDIA to play to my TV?
I have Ubuntu 10.10 and when I boot my PC I can see the following message: Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode and Ubuntu stops booting. I can-t boot in it I can only use command line. I think I accidentally uninstalled some packages clicking at completelly removal at some ipod utillities in synaptic. How can I fix this?
First off, I am still using 10.04. This hasn't happened to me until now. I was in Vista (I have vista on another partition) doing some things in Photoshop, and I saved it, and done. I restarted to go back into ubuntu and when it was booting it gave me a message saying: Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.
If I click OK (there are no other options) it takes me to a screen asking, "What would you like to do?" The options are: Run Ubuntu in low-graphics mode for just one session Reconfigure graphics Troubleshoot the error Exit to console login Restart X
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. I tried a solution for a wifi problem (wasn't always connecting) and now when I reboot I get "Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode" along with a bunch of EE messages. When I click OK it gives me "Run Ubuntu in low-graphics mode for just one session." Which gets me back to the desktop.
I am getting the following upon booting up after upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 Beta:
Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode. The following encountered. You may need to update your configuration to solve this
(EE) intel(0):[drm] failed to set drm interface version (EE) intel(0):Failed to become DRM master (EE) intel(0):failed to get resources:Bad file descriptor (EE) intel(0:Kernel modesetting setup failed (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
I then press the OK button (no other option given). Then I'm presented a menu with the following options:
(x) Run Ubuntu in low-graphics mode for just one session ( ) Reconfigure graphics ( ) Troubleshoot the error ( ) Exit to console login ( ) Restart X
Cancel and OK buttons. I choose OK and the system seems to boot ok.
I'm not sure what is wrong or how to go about solving this one.
Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode.Your screen, graphics card And input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself. ( If we press OK ) ( A dialogue box appears.) What would you like to do
*Run ubuntu in low graphics mode for just one session * Reconfigure graphics. *Troubleshoot the error. *Exit to console login. *Restart X. cancel/ok
(If we cancel Commands appear like this
Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS johnson-desktop tty2
(If we press OK another dialogue box appears.)plz help me for solving this problem
I have been running 10.4 with no problems for some time now. Today when I booted up it started checking the drive for errors, and I just left it to do its thing. I came back to this warning screen: Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode.Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. I've tried all of these with no luck. When I select to run to low graphics mode, it says "Stand by one minute while the display restarts...OK".I select OK and then it gets stuck checking for battery state.I try to reconfigure the graphics, and nothing happens when I select any of the options on the next screen.
If I let my computer sit for about 10 minutes, I lose all the windows I had open (gnome) and i get a message saying I'm running in low graphics mode. I have to restart X in low graphics mode to get it to work. i can't tell the difference, but as an avid writer, I often feel the need to get up and think about whatever I have open in oowriter.
So I've searched across these forums and haven't quite found the same problem I'm having. For the record, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 So I built my new box, and my video card is a Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 9600GT (GIGABYTE GV-N96TZL-1GI). I go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers to install the drivers so I can use those fancy 3D effects. It tells me I need to restart, so I do.
When it comes up though, I get an error message about running in low graphics mode, the top 5th of my screen is blacked out, and the screen has been shifted so that the left boundary is in the middle, and the right boundary goes off the screen and back to the left side. It goes back to working fine (but without the fancy 3D effects) when I remove the drivers. Both drivers in the hardware drivers (185 and 173) have this problem. I'd post log files and such, but I'm at work right now.
I just updated my xubuntu 10.4 to the latest firmware and xorg server. Now my computer will only boot in low graphics mode and I can't log in, when I try it logs back out again. I have an nvidia graphics card. My computer was working perfectly until the update.
I downloaded a linux kernel from linux.org to check what is the kernel is about, i clicked on make_file or make sth .. and in the same session i downloaded a program called login window.
Now the problem is that the system boots ok, it gives me a msg saying that system is running in low graphics mode, when i press ok i get a few options like troubleshootin or restart x or use back up configuration .. and nothing works .. when i press start normally it never stops loading .. i can see the terminal when clicking ctrl + alt + f1,f2 ... but when i press ctrl + alt + f7 or return back to the desktop ubuntu is still loading .. it never stops loading.
And after using ubuntu for a while i really hate windows 7 .. i have it on the system, so is there a way to fix this problem?
I have Ubuntu 10.10 and when I boot my PC I can see the following message: Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode and Ubuntu stops booting. I can-t boot in it I can only use command line.I think I accidentally uninstalled some packages clicking at completelly removal at some ipod utillities in synaptic.
I get the error when booting "ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode"(EE) Failed to load module "1810" (module does not exist, 0)(EE) config/hal: couldn't initialize context:unknown error (null)This happened after updating unbuntu and an error happened while updating. I don't recall what the error was. I cannot run ubuntu in low graphics mode, it goes to black screen and nothing happens.
I have just installed Ubuntu (9.10) and noted that in order to successfully run the trial off the CD I had to test in "safe graphics" mode. I have an NVIDIA GEforce 6600 GT card - which was discovered by Ubuntu in the first few minutes of the trial and so I activated the recommended driver and continued to test. After a successful trial I installed Ubuntu (dual partition Ubuntu / Windows XP), however, it seems the install didn't activate the required driver (as part of the process) and so I'm unable to get into my newly-installed Ubuntu at all. All I get is a flashing tty screen asking for my username and password - however it's erratic and won't recognise what I type. So - I'm stuck in a catch-22 as there doesn't seems to be a safe graphics mode option via the start (GRUB?) menu list.
Is there any sure-fire way to identify whether the current Ubuntu system is running in Live mode or not? I want to distinguish between Live mode and running from installed HD, and do some processing in boot up script. FYI, in grml, the /etc/grml_cd file only exit in Live mode file system; no such file if running from installed HD.
what's the solution for this message : " ubuntu is running in low graphics mode your screen,graphics card and input device settings could not be detected correctly" ubuntu 10.04 i'm working now in safe mode.
I attempted to install Catalyst 10.11 for my ATI HD 2600XT and the system now only displays lines and a large block of pixels where the mouse would go. CTRL-ALT-F1 kills the system and does not provide a command prompt. This is a single installation, not dual-boot, but there is no Press Esc to access the Grub menu during startup so I cannot choose safe mode. I attempted to get into Recovery mode using the flash drive that I used to install the system and it tells me there is no Recovery kernel (I used the 64-bit Desktop installer, not alternative). Does anyone know an alternative to get into the Grub menu other than ESC during bootup? Alternatively, do I need to download the 64-bit Alternative ISO and create a new boot disk with it so I can access Recovery mode? Is there something else I'm not thinking of?
I have (not so recently) installed 10.04. It seems to randomly go into low graphics mode completely randomly i.e. using firefox, gimp, terminal.... not just with high graphics programs. A dialog will pop up and say that my devices are not detected/ configured properly. I then have to force shutdown..
In these days I install ubuntu 9.10 64bit on several notebook (Intel + AMD Switchable Graphics, NVIDIA Optimus Hybrid graphics), but the same problem is it can't boot ubuntu with graphic mode. I only can install it with text mode, and after installation, it still boot with text mode. I tried to execute startx, but failed to switch to graphics mode. I didn't see this issue with some notebooks with ATI/NVIDIA graphics, so I think this issue may relate with VBIOS VBE mode settings.
When I try to execute "startx" under the text mode, some error information appears as below. (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory (EE) No devices detected. Fatal server error: no screens found
i did an update after a LONG time on my machine (there were like 77 updates) and when i restarted the computer, as reccomended, it booted up saying that ubuntu is gunna run in low graphics mode... apparently i am not able to use a window manager either, as became evident when i clicked on the "show desktop" button...
also there are no tabs for any of the open windows on my "start bar" (the lower bar across the screen... also i cant switch to different desktops anymore and i cant maximize/minize or drag windows like my web browser around (probably cause there isnt a window manager running)....
A few days ago, I upgraded my system from the EOL 9.04 to 10.04LTS. This did go relatively well, though the upgrade process reported some "could not update" errors for the NVIDIA drivers and at the first boot it reported it had to start in low graphics mode. I noticed that I had manually installed drivers from NVIDIA's website before the upgrade, while afterwards the hardware drivers from the package manager had been enabled. I then disabled Ubuntu's drivers, and attempted to manually reinstall NVIDIA's own drivers.
This resulted in some errors related to the install script not being able to find some vdpau related stuff. Something interesting then occured. As root everything worked flawless, but as normal user I still ended up with errors resulting Ubuntu to continue in low graphics mode. So I enabled the package managers driver again. This seemed to solve all issues for the next 5 boots. Until this morning, I again get a black screen with only a blinking "_" on the screen for quite some time, after which (nice feature) Ubuntu proposes to continue in low graphics mode.
Here is a relevant part from my syslog: Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.075265] [TTM] Zone kernel: Available graphics memory: 1028724 kiB. Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.075275] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 256 MiB VRAM Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.097167] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 512 MiB GART (aperture) Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.098283] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Allocating FIFO number 1 Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.102934] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: nouveau_channel_alloc: initialised FIFO 1 Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103515] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a DAC output Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103518] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a TMDS output Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103521] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DCB encoder 1 unknown Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103522] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a DAC output Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103526] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a VGA connector Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103577] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a DVI-I connector Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.858579] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel. Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.858583] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.401599] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/input/input5 Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632700] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s). Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632704] NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as nouveau, rivafb, Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632705] NVRM: nvidiafb, or rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632706] NVRM: the NVIDIA device(s). Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632708] NVRM: Try unloading the conflicting kernel module (and/or Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632709] NVRM: reconfigure your kernel without the conflicting Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632710] NVRM: driver(s)), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632711] NVRM: again. Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632713] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
For some reason after updating, somewhere my system is messed up where my 3d acceleration doesn't work. I found a workaround though, I can get it to work when I reboot, and manually select my OS at the grub2 menu by pressing enter. It doesn't work all the time this way, but most the time it does allow 3d acceleration to work almost normal. If I let the grub2 timer count down to auto select it will never be 3d accelerated, and prompts me it's going to run in low-graphics mode and I'm given an option to Restart X. Ok that's one part of it...
Now with my workaround say I got 3d acceleration to work, when I go to System > Preferences > Appearance : and for Visual Effects I select "Normal" (was on none). It will apply fine, until I reboot it gets set back to none. So I'm having to manually put everything back (graphics) every time I boot, this is a horrible bug. Then onto another aspect of this wonderful update. All my letters and numbers on the keyboard are normal, except when I use control and ALT, they don't seem to be mapped correctly because I can't use any of my Keyboard Shortcuts.
Have a reasonably old HP D510 running onboard Intel 845G graphics, which has worked fine to date using Suse 10/11.x x86 and also have tried various Ubuntu breeds on it before, as well. Have just installed Kubuntu 10.04, and am having issues that irregularly, and apparently randomly, screen goes black and I get a message saying "Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode".
I OK this and get a messages asking me what I would like to do: 1 Run in low graphic for this session 2 Reconfigure graphic 3 Troubleshoot 4 Exit to console 5 Restart x
Basically, none of these work. If I click 2, there are a number of choices which don't work, can only cancel. Basically the only fix is a reboot, and it will again work for a 'random period of time'. Have never had this issue previously, so it is obviously something that has been introduced with 10.04? Briefly installed Ubuntu 10.04 prior to Kubuntu, and think I had the same prob.
I recently uninstalled some unnecessary libs thinking that I could work around without them. It turned out I couldn't. So I installed every single one, and it seemed like everything was working fine. But then I tried to boot, and was thrown into a low-graphics. Well I tried to boot in a low-graphics environment temporarily but it turned out X just restarted. Then I tried to reconfigure the settings, but choosing any option it threw me back into the last menu without any action being taken.
So I googled up some lines it was vomiting at me and it indeed might be my xorg not configured properly. but every time I try to reconfigure it and I look into the .conf file it turns out it is completely blank. maybe I should also note I am sporting a 64 bit bubuntu, not an NVidia though, Intel Series 4 express chipset family thing. I think it is a GMA4500MHD but not sure, what shall I do so that I don't have to reinstall my beautiful pimped out system?
I had been using Ubuntu 10.04.1 in a Macbook pro (triple boot: Mac, Win7 and Ubuntu). Now I am not able to boot in to Ubuntu in graphics mode. It just freezes after the Ubuntu logo appears. It happened once before and I re-installed the OS. Now I have the same issue. I can boot in recovery mode and get into my account.
When I tried startx command I get the error below:
(there is more stuff splashed on the screen, but the above two are the only errors I see)
I thought of reinstalling the OS. But this may happen again and re-installing the OS every month wipes out all my configurations and files in my account.
Installed ubuntu successfully on the hard disk through live CD. My machine is a ASUS K40IN, with Graphics card GEForce G102M. Can't get ubuntu to run normally so I have to access through terminal in recovery mode. I need to install the drivers for the graphics card so I can run ubuntu in some form of gdm, otherwise I'm pretty much blind since I'm not too good with code.
/etc/x11/xorg.conf does not exist, so I can't use the exploit to get me to low graphics mode.
If there's a command I can enter into grub to run me in low graphics mode, anyone? I'm keeping [URL] and [URL] threads in view, since it's very possible I'm running into the same problems. I have the nvidia driver loaded on my ntfs usb stick ready to transfer and install but I can't seem to mount it proper. FailsafeX graphics mode does not work. I get a blank black screen.
I have a machine that will only run Ubuntu 11.04 utilising faisafeX mode from the Recovery Menu. the machine freezes up within 10 seconds of logging in using Unity or classic modes. I am using an ATI Radeon 96 series graphic card.
Rather than going through the Recovery Mode to start the machine from the menu = is their any commands I can use via the terminal to start the machine using Failsafex mode from the menu?
I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop that is running windows 7. I accidentally tried installing a piece of software from the software centre before setting up my network. When I boot Ubuntu it now runs in low graphics mode only.
I'm kind of new to Ubuntu. Anyways did a fresh install over windows, would crash with this pixilated purple screen. So I tried "safe graphics mode" and it worked. But now that it is installed, how do I get out of it and have it run normally?
Edit: tried to manually install the nvidia drivers, restarted comp and now it wont boot in. Stuck on a black screen and it says "gpu lockup - switching to software fbcon".
So the power went out at my house recently, and my home theater PC seems to have taken a blow. We had it on a surge protector, which didn't blow so that's fine, but it keeps telling me its in low graphics mode, and I can't seem to fix it for the life of me. I could reinstall ubuntu, but I have a bunch of movies and music on that drive that I want to keep.
I'm facing a peculiar problem with my Ubuntu 10.04. In the normal graphics mode, while connecting to the internet, it is showing "Resolving host" in the browser and never gets connected. However, when I boot the m/c in to FailsafeX Graphics Mode (under repair option), I can surf the internet. I think there might be some problems with the graphics.
I was looking around and trying to find how to startup ubuntu in low graphics mode with out having to go through the recovery startup. So I was wondering if it is possible to boot into low graphics mode every startup? The reason is my computer is really old and runs faster in low graphics. Another question is what do I loose in low graphics mode?
The above subject was one of the options I was given on the boot up of Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) after the message 'Your screen graphics card and input device could not be detected correctly'
I OK'd the message to run in low graphics mode.
The question is: What's causing this? I've had a look through previous posts with (apparently) the same problem, but the methods used were inconclusive, even though in some cases the problem was resolved.
Nvidia was mentioned - about deleting all references to it in Packet manager. Would this work? And if so, why?
This was one of the lines of an LSPCI command in terminal...
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1
This started yesterday.I have been running Lucid since the Beta release with no problems. Yesterday, I found about 20 or so updates ready for 10.04. I looked them over, mostly lib files, so I decided to go ahead and let them update. That evening I rebooted my machine before I left for the night, and it came up with the error "Ubuntu is running in Low Graphics Mode". In a word X is totally hosed. The display is cut just left of center, with part of the windows on the right carrying off the screen to come back onto the screen to the left.
I thought maybe Xconf might have been messed up, but not sure how. The updates I applied did not do anything to Xorg; and my understanding was that I didn't need that file because I am running with an Nvidia card. I tried to "reconfigure" the X settings from the error message, that did not work. I logged into a text only terminal, and copied a good backup of Xorg.conf back into place and rebooted. Same thing, still running in Low Graphics mode.
I cannot get my driver to work in 10.04 LTS. I've googled all around and still can't fix this. Randomly when I boot up it says ubuntu is running in low graphics mode. It was working yesterday. I had this problem before and it just randomly fixed its self. I have an Nvidia 320m graphics card with drivers from the hardware drivers program.