Hi all,

I recently installed 12.04 on my old box and I'm experiencing issues with my desktop resolution.

I have tried using fglrx which doesn't really change the situation at all and I believe that right now I am using the OSS radeon driver.

Having followed the instructions here I can set the resolution to the optimum for my monitor. However these are my 2 main issues.

  1. I cannot get the desktop resolution to persist after shutdown.
  2. I cannot get Ubuntu to recognise my monitor.


When I restart the machine after carrying out the steps detailed above I get an error stating that it couldn't apply the display mode mentioned in my .xprofile file.

Code:
none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes:
Trying modes for CRTC 79
CRTC 79: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
Trying modes for CRTC 80
CRTC 80: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1152x864@60Hz (pass 1)
Any suggestions would be fantastic!