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Ubuntu running in low graphics mode

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I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I booted up this morning and got that Ubuntu was running in low graphics mode. I have no mouse. I press enter. It then gives me a box that has several options. The top one, run in low graphics mode is marked. The keyboard is now dead. I cant get past this box I have tried several times with the same result. I didnt make any changes last night, nor were there any updates.

posted Sep 1, 2015 by anonymous

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Did you reboot the computer? If you have a video card that is separate from the processor it is possible that it has failed.
Yeah rebooted several times. The video card works fine when I use the live DVD to get to mail.
I would try booting with an older kernel.  Perhaps a newer kernel no longer supports the video card.  

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If the graphics card is not initialized correctly, there is probably also some indication of this in the system logs. Start with /var/log/dmesg, and possibly /var/log/Xorg.0.log if it gets as far as attempting to start X.

answer Sep 2, 2015 by Amit Mishra
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