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[ubuntu] running in low-graphics mode

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I did a completely new install of Ubuntu 12.04.1 on 2 computers - laptop Dell Latitude E6400 (2 years old) - desktop Dell Optiplex 210L (somewhat old) same operations on both (laptop 4 weeks ago, desktop 2 days ago): - Installed from a 12.04.1 (kernel-3.0.29) CD (downloaded begin sep 2012) - added gnome desktop (sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback) - added few icons in top and bottom taskbars - specified a ntp server - installed newest updates from Update manager (now kernel-3.2.0.30-generic-pae on laptop, and kernel 3.2.0.31-generic-pae on desktop) - installed synaptic package manag (Hardware)