View Full Version : [ubuntu] Security Updates, now in low graphics mode

March 27th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Hi there,

I installed ubuntu a few days ago, today I got like 250mb of security updates to I let them run, then restarted, now it keeps running in low graphics mode, everything looks rubbish and I have no desktop effects, the sound has also stopped working. Everything was great prior to this, I was beginning to love the switch from ms to ubuntu. The sound/video are both via hdmi so Im imagining its something to do with the graphics. I would wipe the system and start fresh but it took me so long to get my sound and wireless working.

I would appreciate any help please

March 27th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Are you sure that you are using the recommended driver for your video card.
Take a look at System>admin>Hardware and see which driver you are using.

March 27th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Ive been trying to install the ATI/AMD Driver, but it keeps freezing, all was working fine before the security updates, all the effects when dragging windows etc


Its been like that for 10 minutes now.

March 27th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Its still not moved at all, its just stuck there attempting to download/install.

Is there another way I can install the driver?


March 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
is anyone able to help with this?