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I have some problem with my Ubuntu 13.04, after installing it with Oracle VM Virtual Box.

So, after I have installed it, I reboot my virtual machine, and I saw the Log - in screen. But when I typed my login and password, the screen became dark and I got this error 'The system is running in low-graphics mode' .

To solve this problem, I have found many information on different forums. Using this link

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

I tried to install the driver on my Video card. It should be noted, that I have two videocards on my laptop:

  1. AMD Radeon HD HD7670M
  2. simple Intel video card

So, firstly I tried to install ATI drivers. And after logging in screen I could see the standart wallpaper of Ubuntu, also I could click the Right button on the mouse standart menu was opened, where I could choose one of this: create a folder, create a document, change the wallpaper etc. BUT NOTHING ELSE!!!

When I tried to install the Intel drivers, I got the same result.

What is the problem?

Please, try to help me!

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I have this issue too and posted it [here][1] but nobody answered me. [1]:… – Sadodah Jun 5 '13 at 11:06

Try to completely remove your ATI drivers from your system:

sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

Remove your xorg.conf

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Reinstall xorg completely

sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64

Re-configure Xorg

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


sudo reboot

by Bruno Pereira

Now you should reconfigure Unity. It will remove Unity completely.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:unity-team/staging
apt-get install unity

Install Unity again.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install unity
sudo reboot

by Justinas Dūdėnas and mpm

It works for me just great.

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Ok, I'll try it. – Onufreyiv Jun 5 '13 at 14:34
It didn't help. When I tried to reinstall xorg completely, I had a message that such catalogs wasn't found. – Onufreyiv Jun 5 '13 at 16:11
Yes, I had it too, but follow the instruction to the end. – Sadodah Jun 5 '13 at 16:30
My laptop has ati 7670 and core i7 CPU, I try a lot of solutions and It's the only one that works fine. – Sadodah Jun 5 '13 at 17:46
I tried to do it one more time. But it didn't help. As a result, after logging, I obtain a dark screen with a cursor, and after some time there appears a message about an internal error in Ubuntu 13.04. Maybe there could be something else? Maybe another error or I missed something. What do you think? – Onufreyiv Jun 5 '13 at 18:38

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