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The system is running in low-graphics mode is the message I received after my laptop froze when I upgraded to ubuntun 14.04 I need this sorted been on google search all day and im not winning please help need to get my laptom running

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What video card/chip do you have? Upgrade probably did not reinstall a proprietary driver? –  oldfred Jun 12 '14 at 18:50
Instructions on how to gather diagnostic data can be found at I have a hardware detection problem, what logs do I need to look into?. –  David Foerster Nov 8 '14 at 17:02
possible duplicate of How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? –  JoKeR May 28 at 22:19

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Try the following:

When you hit the log on screen type ctrlaltF1 to open a tty1 session.

Log in with your username and password.


sudo service lightdm stop

and then

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

See if that solves your problem.

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