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The System is running in low-graphics mode – VMware Workstation


During a reboot on Ubuntu 16.04.3, I got this error message.


The System is running in low-graphics mode
Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings

could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.


This error message, was misleading since you do not have to configure these things yourself.




Step # 1


On the error message, click on the OK button.


Next, you will see a new dialog box:


What would you like to do?

1)      Try running with the default graphical mode

2)      Reconfigure graphics

3)      Troubleshoot the error

4)      Exit to console login


Do not do any of these options.


You need to perform this keyboard combination.


Ctrl + Alt + F1


Now, you will need to login:

When prompted for your password, enter it.


Step # 2


sudo apt-get update


Then, run this command


sudo apt-get upgrade


Lastly, you will need to reboot, then once the reboot has completed.


You should be good to go!


VMware Workstation Technology Preview July 2014

The VMware Workstation team is providing public access to the latest VMware Workstation Technology Preview July 2014. This Tech Preview adds new features not included in the prior May 2014 Technology Preview in addition to general stability, application compatibility and usability improvements. The VMware Workstation Technology Preview includes changes to the core virtualization engine and new capabilities we are exploring.

VMware Workstation Tech Preview July 2014

We would appreciate feedback in the following areas:

  • New OS support including the latest versions of Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL and OpenSUSE
  • VMware Hardware Version 11 including improved CPU support and upgraded USB 3.0 controller
  • Graphics memory configuration per virtual machine
  • Windows 8 Unity mode improvements
  • Create and boot virtual machine with EFI
  • Experimental performance tuning for VM suspend and resume

The VMware Workstation Technology Preview July 2014 is available to download HERE via our VMware Workstation Community. More details including installation instructions can be found on the What’s New page.

As with the prior Technology Preview May 2014, please post all of your feedback in the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2014 community forum. Our Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Support Teams, Technical Writers, Product Marketing and Product Managers are all actively involved in the forums to ensure that your suggestions and comments get our attention.

Thank you!

The VMware Workstation Team

Author & Article Source: William Myrhang | VMware Blogs