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[Bug 1543307] Re: Improve "Your system is running in low-graphics mode"


Karl-Philipp Richter, thank you for reporting this and helping make
Ubuntu better.

As per http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-
laptops/IdeaPad-U410?linkTrack=GPS:Body_Search%20Products&beta=true an
update to your computer's buggy and outdated BIOS is available
(65CN99WW). If you update to this following
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIOSUpdate does it change anything?

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful. As well, you don't
have to create a new bug report.

Once the BIOS is updated, if the problem is still reproducible:
1) Please provide the output of the following terminal command (not perform an apport-collect):
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date
2) Please make a comment specifically advising on if there was an improvement or not.
3) Please mark this report Status New. If it's not reproducible, please mark this as Invalid.

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags added: bios-outdated-65cn99ww

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Improve "Your system is running in low-graphics mode"

Status in xorg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  The "Your system is running in low-graphics mode" affects of a lot of
  users and can be cause by literally thousand of issues regarding
  graphics (query askubuntu.com if interested). That already starts the
  list of issues with this particular dialog and the situation Ubuntu
  users are put into:

    * One dialog with the same message for thousands of causes. Something has to be wrong here. There's a reason for everything, at least in IT, and it can be communicated - except maybe if the screen isn't plugged in, but that's why we have IT support. -> be useful explain what's wrong. It doesn't matter if multiple packages are involved - cooperate! Everything runs in processes and they have return codes and they can be investigated and interpreted and finally transformed into useful error messages - every error of any dependency!
    * The sentence "... You will need to configure these yourself" could only be more rude if there was a middle finger created with characters in cowsay manner -> be helpful, add a wizard to create the settings (instructions like http://askubuntu.com/questions/141606/how-to-fix-the-system-is-running-in-low-graphics-mode-error shouldn't be that hard to be transformed into a script and it'd help thousands of Ubuntu users which will one day end up with the "low graphics" dialog). Ubuntu is a desktop OS, not a middle finger OS, I'd even say very, very far from it, but exaggeration illustrates.
    * The dialog - I've experienced it hundreds of times - is only very rarely responsive to mouse input -> improve testing and harden this crucial piece of software.
    * There's not single display manager which provides useful logs - not only because they all have multiple log files with unintuitive names and don't explain their relation in the manpage, but also because they're spreading the messages over files like a water sprinkler (e.g. `lightdm`'s `lightdm.log would contain the failure of parsing a configuration file and its `x-0.log` contains the reaction of the process - makes you wonder where else could useful information be hidden...) -> no idea what to do here since the display manager can't be rewritten from scratch and are all waiting to work with wayland anyway

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+7ubuntu4
  Uname: Linux 4.3.0-040300-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: None
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Mon Feb  8 22:45:24 2016
  DistUpgraded: 2015-11-19 14:19:26,522 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
  DistroCodename: wily
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, including running git bisection searches
   Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3903]
   NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] [10de:1058] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3903]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-17 (844 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  MachineType: LENOVO IdeaPad U410
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.3.0-040300-generic root=UUID=8c488557-8173-43a2-a3a8-df0a24695c08 ro rootflags=subvol=ubuntu-main-root quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: xorg
  Symptom: display
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-11-19 (81 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/25/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
  dmi.bios.version: 65CN90WW
  dmi.board.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: Lenovo
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: 31900003WIN8 STD MLT
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Lenovo U410
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvr65CN90WW:bd09/25/2012:svnLENOVO:pnIdeaPadU410:pvrLenovoU410:rvnLENOVO:rnLenovo:rvr31900003WIN8STDMLT:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrLenovoU410:
  dmi.product.name: IdeaPad U410
  dmi.product.version: Lenovo U410
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.64-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9.1
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.2-1ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.5.0+git20150819-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20150808-0ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu3
  xserver.bootTime: Mon Feb  8 22:35:51 2016
  xserver.configfile: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
  xserver.version: 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9.1

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