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Fix 'Graphics Unknown' in Ubuntu 12.10

If your new installation of Ubuntu 12.10 is not detecting your graphics and displaying 'Graphics Unknown' the following may help.

  1. Click on the power cog at the top-right of your screen, then select 'About This Computer' from the drop-down menu':

  2. Check to see if your system has 'Graphics Unknown' like in the image below:

    If your system displays this the following step may help you fix it.

  3. Install a package called mesa-utils to add OpenGL support to your system by running this command in the terminal(Ctrl+Alt+t):

    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

    Once installed check again to see if your system has now detected your graphics as it has done below:

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