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I have an Asus Eee PC 900. I had just gotten it from eBay two days ago. Since then it has been working fine except that the graphics were a little buggy and slow. A message appeared on the screen today saying:

The system is running in low-graphics mode

Your screen, graphics cards, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.

I couldn't get to my regular desktop, and I am stuck in low graphics mode. A forum post told me to install the Nvidia driver and gave me a code to install it. I don't know how to do that, and I am not sure what version of Linux I have.

How can I fix this problem?

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I tried the alternate link,"how to fix...." and I got all the way to step 4.but there was an error with the terminal and it didn't come up. –  user252697 Feb 27 at 15:19

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Make more free space on root folder. This way is successful with approximately free space available 200 MB are enough. this the step by step to make free space for your computer:

  1. Boot up until the GRUB screen then choose the normal boot(this option usually default)
  2. After boot then the error message had shown up lets begin the repair!. Press the button Ctrl+Alt+F2 then your screen become black and you enter the console tty #2.
  3. In this screen you will be ask to enter your username : .
  4. After it you will be asked for password : .
  5. After you succeded login, on your screen will show the $ mark, that mean you are in the folder /home/<username>/
  6. Next step you can check your free disk space by input this command: df -h.
  7. If your root folder are above 99 % fully populated with no more free space so you can moving or deleting the unused files. I choose to moving the file with command: mv -r
  8. if its sufficient with free space about 200 MB or more, you can restart your computer and now your computer can BOOTED NORMALLY!

source : http://lucidlynxuser.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/solved-error-ubuntu-running-on-low-graphics-mode/

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