The system is running in low-graphics mode
Your screen, graphics cards, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.
I solved this problem by reinstalling ubuntu-desktop.
When the message that “your system is running in low-graphics mode” appears, press Ctrl+Alt+F2, then login with your credentials
Then type below commands
# sudo apt-get update # sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop # sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop # sudo shutdown -r now
It should work after reboot … Else try the below option
Solution 2 :
sudo apt-get install gdm sudo service gdm restart
It should work after reboot… 🙂
To reconfigure gdm type
# sudo dpkg -reconfigure gdm
I managed to FIX this 100% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was rebooting and rebooting and changing gdm to lightdm and back when I saw in the error messages something like non-recognized screen 0 entry in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I went to there and it said
Screen 0 “nvidia”
I simply corrected those obvious entries – my graphics are Intel integrated right now. I had removed the nvidia Geforce. I deleted Inactive “Intel” and changed Screen 0 to “Intel.” This is apparently where that changeover does not get reflected and we are left with the endless loop of “This system is running in low-graphics mode.”
One reboot and I had desktop, but no launcher – rebooted again and Ubuntu was back to booting fully!
It has been since 2013 that I’ve been working on a solution to that short of reinstalling and there it is finally. I see one guy who reports that afterward some Ubuntu desktop 3d features are missing until he ran “sudo update-alternatives –remove-all x86_64-linux-gnu-gl-conf” and “sudo update-alternatives –remove-all i386-linux-gnu-gl_conf” then “sudo update-alternatives –remove-all gl_conf” – removed his /X11/xorg.conf and removed ‘nogpumanager’ from /etc/default/grub – then he could switch from ‘XRender’ to OpenGL 3.1′ in compositing display settings to regain the lost desktop effects.
That’s pretty good to know…
Thanks , These methods are useful.
2nd solution solved my problem. Intel graphic, acer aspire 4741. Thanks.
Thank you a lot…
I thought my pc wont never work again…
For me worked solution one…
Thank you a lot!!!
i was trying but when after showing the massage regarding low graphics and i type ctrl+alt+f1 it shows black screen to me…plz help
using hp 240 g3 laptop with ubuntu 14.04
Hi Jaman, You can see black screen and at the left top corner cursor blinking for user name and password.
else force restart the machine and after BIOS press and hold shift key to enter in to recovery mode.
there you can log in to terminal and run above commands.
If you find any more issues please do add my gmail id – firstname.lastname@example.org
This solution works, thank you for sharing.
Thanks the 2nd option worked for me
Thnx worked for me
If i used that Solution is my Save file data will be deleted?
No Angel, your data will be safe .. so go ahead
Helli everyone. I’m trying to use solution 1 but I am wondering whether I must have internet connection before it works?
You should have internet connection so that updates will install .
Thanks a lot you saved me second option worked for me .
you save me from a big problem otherwise i would have offended
Glad to know … 🙂
Reinstalling ubuntu-desktop worked for me. Thanks for the guidance.
Glad to know …
Hello I have the same problem but I cannot login I write my name as a login name but still gives me login incorrect I don’t know what to do
Sorry for the late reply, Can we quickly connect n check
Let me know and ping in gmail email@example.com
It’s worked for me!! Thanks for guiding.
I’m using Acer Zqw Ubuntu 14.04
By pressing ctrl-alt-f2 a black screen appered
And no blink abserved
What is the solution bro
It should come, let’s try releasing static current first then you can try that ctrl + alt + f2
To release-static current – remove battery and charger from the laptop and then press and hold power button for 15 sec and release
Now do turn on the laptop, and try ctrl + alt + f2 to get the console screen.