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A couple weeks ago I received a message to upgrade system updates (this is an ongoing thing).
So I clicked off on it as usual but something went very wrong! It trashed something and I can't figure out what it's done.
When I tried to boot backup it just took me to a blank screen that eventually asked me for my user name and password. If you entered those it took you into the starting of entering line commands.
The only way I found to get the system back was to load an older version of the operating system.
I did receive the following note:
System is running in low graphics mode.
Your screen, graphics card, and input devise settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure those yourself.
Thats it. Can someone please tell me how to do/fix this.
I think the graphics card drivers were corrupted but I really don't know
might be a good idea to tell us what version of Ubuntu you are running.
Sorry, 12.04 is the version. This is when things went bad.
I'm fairly sure that it has something to do with the drivers in the graphics card because of the note:
"System is running in low graphics mode.
Your screen, graphics card, and input devise settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure those yourself"!
I went to the graphics card manufacture's web page and there was a note that Linux users should consult ther mother board manufactuer in getting new drivers! I bought my graphics card by itself as a new in the box retail card that was on a "special" for life time gurantee (Video card is a EVGA GTX460)!
I sincerely believe the upgrade from Ubuntu blew things out on the drivers witch it was trying to upgrade.
How can I reinstall the drivers from the EVGA company when they only cater to Microsoft products or does that make a difference?
So my fix is can someone please tell me how to reload the drivers witch were not intended for Linux anyway but worked fine originally for over a year.
To get on line I have had to load old Grub versions of ubuntu and I'm about out of them!
So, to help me I need complete instructions instead of any more questions or I will be "dead in the water, so to speak. I don't know anything about putting in typed comands at a window, so you will have to tell me exactly what to type and how for me to "GET" it.
Please help I'm not sure I can even get access again!