[mythtv-users] Display only detected sometimes, "low-graphics mode" rest of time

Rick ve1gn at nb.sympatico.ca
Tue Jun 17 17:56:41 UTC 2008

Allen Edwards wrote:
> I just upgraded my myth box from a 2.4GHz P4 to a AMD 5400+.  This is
> my first AMD machine and it isn't going that well.  Besides the air2pc
> card problem in another post, this machine boots up fine sometimes and
> boots up with this message some times:  "Ubuntu is running in
> low-graphics mode".  This is with nvidia 5+ driver.  It seems the
> problem is that the ASUS 6200 PCI-E card is recognizing the Samsung
> 193p+ only some of the times.  I never had a problem with this monitor
> in mythbuntu with the P4 system and the EVGA 6200 AGP card.
> Does anyone know if this means I have defective hardware?  I think I
> have like 7 days to send stuff back if needed.
> Anyone else have this problem?
> I searched for a solution and of course, there are lots of advice how
> to get rid of this error when it is permanent (install the drivers)
> but nothing for a sometimes problem.

You aren't by chance using a KVM switch?  If the switch isn't on the 
correct computer then it wouldn't see the monitor.


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