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Thread: Graphics Card Error

  1. #11
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    Re: Graphics Card Error

    Well I did everything.
    When I did the: sudo service lightdm start
    it brought back up the error window that I originally had but with the low graphics mode
    then I did the rest of the steps and restarted.
    But I still see the low graphics mode error and can't get to my normal PC.

    help.

  2. #12
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    Re: Graphics Card Error

    iTac; All we know at this time is there exist a graphics problem; Before looking at possible problems with the desk top, let's see what the display and graphics card are:
    Boot up to the text login terminal and post the output of terminal codes:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    lsmod
    Maybe a driver is not loaded and the "lsmod" command will list a driver that can be loaded;
    else perhaps we can start the Additional Drivers utility (???) aka jockey... I seem to recall though that the utility is no longer available in version 12.10 ( I am running 12.04, so can not test ).... there is the final authority the - command line interface - to remove/(re-)install a graphics driver if needed. We will see.

    where there is a will there is a way
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    Happy ubutu'n !

  3. #13
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    Re: Graphics Card Error

    Hey there,
    thanks for your help.

    My PC outputed these things:
    Code:
    VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family [8086:0102] (rev 09)
    Code:
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 2nd generation Core Processor Family Intel
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: mis pm vga_controller bus_master Integrated Graphics Controller
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:46 memory:fe000000-fe3fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
    Let me know if you need more information.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Graphics Card Error

    iTac;

    I can not be of much help.
    You are running intell for graphics and that is well supported by ubuntu's kernel.
    A graphics driver - i915 - is loaded ... however the driver may be for older hardware and a better driver maybe available.

    In that recovery mode -low graphics mode; see what the Additional Drivers utility has to offer for other drivers.
    I do not recall that any driver is available outside of what is provided from Additional Drivers.

    Intell is no longer in my sphere of knowledge, perhaps others can advise better ???

    just try'n to help
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Graphics Card Error

    Bump.

    Still need help please.
    Also thank you for your information Bashing-om.

  6. #16
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    Re: Graphics Card Error

    iTac; Hey, still hanging in there with you.
    Again I say I have no experience with the Intel graphics, With Nvidia and ATI cards sometimes it is needed to install "linux-header-generic"; perhaps it will help with Intel also.
    Do this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    uname -r # enter the output in the following CMD
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-'uname -i' # eg:".....linux-headers-3.5.0.27-generic"
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Then look at the Additional Drivers utility and see if there is an alternate driver available:
    Launcher ->System Settings -> Software Sources (task bar menu option) -> Additional Drivers (tab in Software Sources).

    Are there any alternatives ?

    hope this helps
    Last edited by Bashing-om; May 1st, 2013 at 09:46 PM. Reason: 2nd thought update/upgrade again
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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