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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS when I boot the system I got a dialog box "the system is running in low-graphics mode" I used tty Alt+ctrl+(F1-F6) do nothing my machine is hp i5 pavilion g6

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This has worked for me before:

When at the low graphics screen, select the choice about the terminal.

Login with your account.

type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop && sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm

after that, type sudo reboot

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