I am using a dual-booting system with Windows 10pro and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

I upgraded my nvidia driver in Ubuntu and set it to be used in the Software and Updates settings. The next time I tried to boot and every time since, I get a message saying

The system is running in low graphics mode

and I can't proceed any further.

What should I do?


1 Answer 1


When the message that "your system is running in low-graphics mode" appears, press Ctrl+Alt+F1, then login with your credentials.

And then, run the following commands:

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

  • It didn't work...no terminal has appeared Feb 22, 2018 at 16:19
  • In order to arrive at the Terminal from the above screen, Start your computer while pressing these buttons: CTRL + ALT + F1 and then enter your username and password before moving on. Then Try these commands sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -d install --reinstall gdm sudo apt-get remove --purge gdm sudo apt-get install gdm sudo reboot
    – Rajendra
    Feb 22, 2018 at 17:26

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