[ubuntu-uk] Woke up this morning in low-res mode

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 11:29:38 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 19 at 08:18:58, Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:48:09, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at
gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> It says 'desktop effects could not be enabled', so it's running in
>> low-res. Could this be a side effect of recent upgrades, or is it a
>> hardware failure? If the latter, I suppose that means a new graphics
>> card.
> I've never seen a graphics card partially fail. So I would suggest
> it's a software problem. More information would be useful. What
> machine, graphics card, driver, etc. Try booting with an older kernel.
> Have a search round launchpad to see if others have had the same
> problem. If using a proprietary driver try the open one or try
> updating or reinstalling  it.
> Steve Cook (Yorvyk)

The machine is a Lenovo N500 and it's running Lucid 10.04 with all
standard online upgrades, including Medibuntu, which I installed a
couple of months ago in order to run Google Earth, which I think is the
only application I have that actually uses high-res graphics. The
graphics driver is not a proprietary one, as far as I know; it is
whatever is standard for Lucid 10.04. Tell me what to do to identify it
and troubleshoot it, if you can. Thanks.

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