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    SitePoint Member Kyle51's Avatar
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    Exclamation Ubuntu Graphics help

    After installing the hardware drivers so i can use the visual effects in ubuntu it said install successful and ask me to restart.

    on restart it said checking battery power and the screen flashed like 5 times and then this message showed up.

    Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode.
    The following error was encountered. You may need to update your configuration to solve this.
    (EE)NVIDIA(GPU-O)
    Your GeForce 8600 GTS graphics card does
    not have the necessary external power cables
    attached; X will not start unless this is rectified.
    Please shut down you computer, open its case, and
    attach the appropriate power connectors.
    Your video card may have multiple power connectors.
    If so, each must be attached to a separate power cable.
    Please see the documentation provided with you video card for more details.
    If you think you have received this message in error, you may specif the "NoPowerConnector Check" X configuration option in the screen section of your X config File.

    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    anyone have any ideas where i should start?

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    You did connect that 6-pin power connector to the card right? I think it's colored red. Is it (video card) working fine on another OS?

    And if it should be ok, you can do as it suggests:

    "If you think you have received this message in error, you may specif the "NoPowerConnector Check" X configuration option in the screen section of your X config File."

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    I agree with jimmy. If it worked before you can edit the xorg.conf settings to turn off the power check. Do you get a command prompt after it displays the error?

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    SitePoint Member Kyle51's Avatar
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    no it ask me if i want to run ubuntu in low graphics mode for 1 time,(witch doesn't work)troubleshoot the problem, or go back to default settings.

    but i did open my case and i saw two cables just laying there and even with my lack off computer hardware experience, I'm pretty sure they aren't for my video card.


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