Ubuntu – safe graphics mode


On Ubuntu 19.04 and all its official flavors I observed that if I boot the LiveUSB in UEFI mode, there are options for live session and installation with safe graphics written beside them. However these options aren't available in legacy mode.

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So, what is the purpose of this safe graphics mode? Is there any specific reason why they included in 19.04 and not on previous releases such as 16.04, 18.04 and 18.10?

Best Answer

While @marosg answer is excellent, I just want to add..

nomodeset parameter is highly in use since the previous releases and lot of people are looking for a workaround or solution in the web while their first attempt failed due to graphics problem..

While there are answers how to edit the kernel parameter while booting the Live USB.

With the addition of this boot entry, it gives the user a fast way to try Ubuntu/ Install Ubuntu here onwards..

As I have tried to view the parameters for these new entries...
it just added nomodeset no other parameters other than default.

Please have a look on below images..

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Here are few links to previous Questions about nomodeset.