I'm trying to set up a computer for work. I have no control over the hardware; I need to set up this to run Windows XP in a VM, and it has to be off the network, so any updates beyond what are on the installation CD need to be downloadable and then installable from a USB stick or CD.
The computer has the following graphics:
Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
The monitor is a NEC LCD 175M capable of 1280x1024
I've tried both 11.04 and 11.10 today, and neither give me anything but 640x480.
When I try the the Preferences - Display I cannot change the resolution, cannot detect a monitor...
I tried creating an xorg.conf file.
"Driver can't support depth 24"
Identifier "NEC 175M-BK"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "NEC 175M-BK"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Viewport 0 0
Changed DefaultDepth and Depth to 16 and tried again.
X server started, but 640 x 480 resolution.
I looked in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and found a list of "Supported established timings" including
Also, monitor was identified as NEC LCD175M and its serial number was correct...
I don't understand what's going on here; why the xorg log can identify the monitor, yet the GUI cannot...