Solved system is running in low-graphics mode

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. Solution 1...

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.

The system is running in low-graphics mode
Solution 1 :

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

 

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21 Comments on this post.
  • Debojyoti
    4 December 2015 at 10:00 am
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    It works

  • Noah
    19 December 2015 at 4:01 am
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    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”
    Inactive “intel”

    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.

    • durga
      21 December 2015 at 7:20 am
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      That’s pretty good to know…

  • Alok
    10 January 2016 at 10:27 pm
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    Thanks , These methods are useful.

  • prrng
    6 April 2016 at 2:42 am
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    2nd solution solved my problem. Intel graphic, acer aspire 4741. Thanks.

  • Yannick Pfützner
    15 April 2016 at 7:00 pm
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    Thank you a lot…
    I thought my pc wont never work again…

    • Yannick Pfützner
      15 April 2016 at 7:01 pm
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      Add

      For me worked solution one…
      Thank you a lot!!!

  • jaman
    3 June 2016 at 9:02 am
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    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

  • jaman
    3 June 2016 at 9:04 am
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    using hp 240 g3 laptop with ubuntu 14.04

    • durga
      3 June 2016 at 10:40 am
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      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 – durgacharan05@gmail.com
      Thanks
      Durga

  • Vicky Maru
    13 July 2016 at 6:40 am
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    This solution works, thank you for sharing.

  • Jeyes
    15 November 2016 at 3:04 pm
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    Thanks the 2nd option worked for me

  • Akash Gupta
    29 December 2016 at 6:50 pm
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    Thnx worked for me
    1st one

  • Ghel angel
    21 February 2017 at 2:52 am
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    If i used that Solution is my Save file data will be deleted?

    • durga
      21 February 2017 at 7:29 am
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      No Angel, your data will be safe .. so go ahead

  • Mahmud
    20 May 2017 at 4:03 pm
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    Helli everyone. I’m trying to use solution 1 but I am wondering whether I must have internet connection before it works?

    • durga
      22 May 2017 at 1:01 pm
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      Yes Mahmud
      You should have internet connection so that updates will install .

      Regards,
      Durga

  • HIMANSU
    22 November 2017 at 12:29 pm
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    Thanks a lot you saved me second option worked for me .
    you save me from a big problem otherwise i would have offended

    • Durga Charan Ojha
      22 November 2017 at 3:33 pm
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      Glad to know … 🙂

  • Isuru
    10 January 2018 at 8:57 am
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    Reinstalling ubuntu-desktop worked for me. Thanks for the guidance.

    • Durga Charan Ojha
      10 January 2018 at 4:25 pm
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      Glad to know …

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