How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?
To prevent my brother from using my computer, I disabled the guest user account in by following the instructions from this post.
During reboot, my brother pressed the down key and Ubuntu booted into recovery mode, I then hit the "continue boot" option it then 'as the popup warned it would' booted into low graphics mode with a black screen. I could not see the mouse pointer so i could not continue the boot (couldn't press ok) and so had to power down the computer externally (with the button). Upon reboot, again it runs in low graphics mode but this time I was able to use the mouse. I then intended to boot and then reboot.( as it said to do after the system recovery mode was run) (it warned that it would probably try to boot in low graphics mode because using the system recovery boot option causes it to, but to just boot for one session the reboot and it would be fine) but when I clicked OK to go into low graphics mode it goes to the boot screen (The one that says "Ubuntu" with the dots under it) and stays there--it just stays there-- so eventually I had to shut down my computer again.
I really want my GUI back I'm only here now because i used Ctrl+Alt+F1 then logged in then StartX (which brought me to my desktop background with no dock options or anything but the pic) where I proceeded to use Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and then browser from there.
As of now I now have access to a Ctrl+Alt+F1 terminal as well as a regular terminal achieved through the startx command. Everything was working fine before this. I don't want to lose all my programs and documents. If anyone can help, please do.