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I´m trying to install Ubuntu on my PC, so I can work with CNC software available only in Linux. I installed VirtualBox to do this, I created my virtual machine following the steps, and I installed Ubuntu from the file that I downloaded from the Ubuntu webpage. I went through the installation procedure up to the part where I restarted the machine.

After I did so, the machine restarted, but then gave me a message saying that the systems is running in low graphics mode.

It gave me various options, but nothing worked. After a while of fidgeting with it, it took me to a login page with only commands, but nothing I typed worked.

Can anybody help me go through the installation, or help me solve this problem?

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, Takkat, Luis Alvarado Jun 5 '13 at 6:58

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You probably need to install virtual box guest additions and Virtual Box Extension pack. Also be sure to check 3D acceleration in machine properties.

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At present the extension pack does not do anything related to 3D graphics. This is all done with the guest additions. – Takkat Jun 5 '13 at 6:28
I know. But I always install both, and never experienced any problems, so maybe it is also useful. – Misery Jun 5 '13 at 6:33

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