Low graphics mode

John Hupp ubuntu at prpcompany.com
Wed Sep 2 12:05:36 UTC 2015

On 9/1/2015 7:02 PM, Giles Redferne wrote:
> Yeah rebooted several times. The video card works fine when I use the 
> live DVD to get to mail.
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:33 PM, Keith <keith_linux at comcast.net 
> <mailto:keith_linux at comcast.net>> wrote:
>     Did you reboot the computer? If you have a video card that is separate
>     from the processor it is possible that it has failed.
>     On 9/1/2015 6:07 AM, Giles Redferne wrote:
>     > I'm 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 can't get past
>     > this box I have tried several times with the same result. I didn't
>     > make any changes last night, nor were there any updates.

I would try booting with an older kernel.  Perhaps a newer kernel no 
longer supports the video card.
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