[SOLVED] just installed Slackware....Lilo>Select "Ubuntu">>> "Ubuntu is in low graphics mode"?
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Distribution: Mint 16 RC, Elementary OS Luna, Crunchbang
just installed Slackware....Lilo>Select "Ubuntu">>> "Ubuntu is in low graphics mode"?
So im new to Slackware and new-ish to Linux. I have practiced an install or two of Slackware before but never used it. Anyhow...
Situation: I just installed Slackware in a multi-boot situation with Ubuntu and Vista. I used "expert" install of Lilo only because I had done it before (with just Slackware and Vista during a practice install) and it worked fine. Anyhow, selecting Vista or Slackware works/boots great...however Ubuntu tried to load and says that "Ubuntu is running in Low grahpics mode" etc
Question: can someone suggest a newbie-friendly solution? thanks!
Distribution: slackware 12.2, scientific linux 6.4, knoppix 7.2, salix 14.1
Did you upgraded ubuntu lately? Or did you change your graphic card settings? I had the similar situation when I stopped to use nvidia GPU and installed Ati. Ubuntu was unable to set up properly - I had the same error 'running gnome in low graphic mode'.
Here is my post, maybe it will help a little http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ration-827242/
Last edited by igadoter; 09-01-2010 at 12:51 PM.
Reason: added link
Sometimes a man page is too long and confusing to be useful when you just need a quick start -- especially if you're not used to reading man pages. And I thought the "RTFM!" elitist nonsense was diminishing in the Linux community...but you've just done it twice. Plus, Ubunoob001 was asking about where to look to get the correct bootable information from GRUB to use in lilo.conf. You could have at least suggested some good grub man page to look at as well, but your comment (twice) was all but useless. You just provided information on how to access 639 lines of information that is largely not applicable to this situation, and the problem has been 'solved' (more avoided) by switching to Grub2. But it's OK, you got your little elitist quip in (twice!). Good job.
Personally, I use Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and Slackware 64 13.1 in a dual boot.
I use Ubuntu's grub2 instead of lilo, because of the same issue the OP was having. I hate to say it (being a LONG time SW/lilo user), but Ubuntu's grub2 and tools are just better at this (except my text is fugly when booting SW..Ah, well, at least X works..)
The way you get grub2 to work systemwide (using Ubuntu LiveCD):
Boot the live CD..Wait the 45 min it seems to take to get you to a running gnome session
Open a terminal (I use Applications > Accesories > Terminal)
Next, type in the terminal:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
That's about it
Reboot, and you'll see all those nifty OS's listed. Along with SW might be listed 4-5 times..This is because grub detected all those old kernels you have. I usually just choose the last on the list to boot SW
Now to figure out HOW to get a better rez in cli when SW boots with grub2...