“Your System running in low graphics mode.” Yeah, you have been served son! Today was one of those dark days for me. I was feeling tired after a few hours on the computer configuring some stuff – particularly LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl) tools. I did this because I am planning to create some APIs for a project! So, I just let my laptop go to sleep and when I came back it was OFF. What the heck? I asked myself and tried turning it ON to the shock of my eyes. This is what surprised me;
Whenever I clicked the OK button to see what was next, the mouse disappeared and even using the tab key didn’t help because the choices given didn’t work at all. You can imagine how many unspeakable words I said here.
Instead of hitting my head on the wall 12 times, I fired up my other laptop and searched on Google for similar instances. I knew I was not alone here – Google the hell out of it. By the way, I needed another computer to do that because I couldn’t get anything done with this one. If you run into this issue, do not panic. Follow these steps:
Before you even do this, you should know that you have a Graphics problem and these guidelines will help you fix that. You can find more information by doing a simple search. That is, if this post does not help you solve your problem. Sometimes, you might have to do a fresh install of your Ubuntu!
In order to arrive at the Terminal from the above screen, Start your computer while pressing these buttons: CTRL + ALT + F1 and then enter your username and password before moving on.
The System Running In Low Graphics Mode – Solution
. . sudo apt-get update . .
Then run this on your terminal when that is done:
. . sudo apt-get -d install --reinstall gdm . .
Follow that with the following line on your terminal:
. . sudo apt-get remove --purge gdm . .
Before you restart the machine, run this next line:
. . sudo apt-get install gdm . .
When prompted here, select GDM (This by the way is a Graphics Manager)
Finally, reboot this bad boy and you will be on your way to happy dancing;
. . sudo reboot . .
You can find more information by visiting the Ubuntu forums.
That should do it for you. If you found this post helpful, do not hesitate to share it with others online.
You know, if life gives you a bug, you can either eat it for lunch or let it bite you in the face. I would rather you ate it.
Good luck and have a great week!
See you soon because that is a wrap!