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tony van
May 26th, 2011, 06:17 PM
I have a dual boot xp -ubuntu - AGP ati 2600 series radeon. intel
8300 dell .

the message comes up after login "ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode".
I hit ok and i get 5 choices and none of them work.
1) run ubuntu in low-graphics mode.
2) reconfigure graphics.
3) troubleshoot the error.
4) exit to console login.
5) restart X.
should i just use the re-installation disc and redue everything ?
I'm clueless.

May 26th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Did you install the ATI graphics driver?

May 26th, 2011, 07:27 PM
At grub menu, hit 'e' to edit the boot options, and add "radeon.modeset=0" to end of the line that starts with 'linux..'.

If that lets you boot, check out :

EDIT: and good question, did you install proprietary ATI driver?

tony van
May 26th, 2011, 09:46 PM
i added radeon.modest=0 and a new screen popup. message is "gnome power manager installed problem.
there is a screen anthony-desktop asks for password. tried password did not work.
it got me a little further in.

i was running ubuntu for about a year and half now with no problems.
think i need to reinstall drivers ?

thanks for response.

May 26th, 2011, 10:28 PM
I'm at a loss for your next step now. Hopefully, others will pop in to help.

Although, I should ask, can you boot from liveCD?

And if you have installed the proprietary ATI drivers, you should uninstall them.

tony van
May 27th, 2011, 05:12 PM
I can boot from cd-live. takes me into a screen gives me 2 choices .
at the top right was a icon for drivers installation and i activated and it gave me an error.
I'll probably try and install 11.04 later.

thanks for reply and help.