View Full Version : [ubuntu] "Low Graphics Mode"

August 24th, 2009, 01:24 AM
So, I have a Dell XPS M1530. It has had ubuntu pre-installed on it.

Recently, my computer has been insisting it will run in only "low graphics mode" as it claims it cannot detect the screen or the driver (I'm also having OpenGL issues, but I imagine these are connected). I'm pretty sure I did nothing to encourage this, though I could be wrong.

What could be making this happen? It was detecting perfectly fine until a few months ago. If there's any information I could supply, please tell me exactly what to type and/or run to get that information to you all.

Sam Lars
August 25th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Could you post the output of

lspci | grep VGA
in a terminal?

August 26th, 2009, 07:29 AM
I'm having the same issue on my HP Mini netbook. I'm using Ubuntu Netbook Remix; everything seemed fine, then "Low Graphics Mode" hit.

August 26th, 2009, 06:29 PM
I managed to fix this by running EnvyNG. I have no idea what that program did, but my computer and graphics are both working fine now.