I'm trying to install the CUDA drivers for Nvidia GPU on ubuntu 16.04. In order to do this I need to kill server-X by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F1 and run

sudo lightdm stop

The first time I did this it worked normally. However I don't know if I messed with something buggy or what related to the graphics driver, everytime I run this in TTY mode I get the same error as in How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?. The only difference is that when I reboot things are back to normal.

Does anyone have an idea to fix this, such as a reparing/update of some sort? I'm also considering completally reseting Ubuntu.

Honestly after hours trying to figure this out just to installing a simple drive I'm very upset. I don't understand why Ubuntu has to be so freaking complicated.

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    Why don't you boot to non-graphics mode and then install the graphics drivers after which you can start lightdm... Mar 26 '17 at 8:57

Ok so there was a service keyword missing. The correct would be:

sudo service lightdm stop

So it stops the graphical OS without "complaining" that the graphical interface stoped.

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