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tdeven
November 8th, 2009, 05:20 AM
Hello, I'm a newbie to Ubuntu/Linux and would appreciate help. Just downloaded and installed 9.10 today. The install went just great. It was a fresh install on a new partition.

However, I'm now stuck with a max 800x600 resolution. Not sure what info I need to post, but here's the output of lspci. What do I need to do to be able to increase the resolution / screen-size? Thanks in advance.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

nymark1
November 9th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Hello, I'm a newbie to Ubuntu/Linux and would appreciate help. Just downloaded and installed 9.10 today. The install went just great. It was a fresh install on a new partition.

However, I'm now stuck with a max 800x600 resolution. Not sure what info I need to post, but here's the output of lspci. What do I need to do to be able to increase the resolution / screen-size? Thanks in advance.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Hello
I have had the same problem on a pc with Intel 82865G Integrated graphic card..
Reverting to the 2.4 version of the Intel driver used in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex did help. I was able to set the resolution to a higher level. I followed the instructions in this link.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/IntelPerformance
However, this did cause some flickering when I scroll a homepage on the internet.
I chose to go back to using Ubuntu 9.04. Here I get a good screen resolution and no flickering :D.
Perhaps you should give that version a try...

best regards
Henning Melgaard

gustafson
November 9th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Not sure if this will work for you... but this is what I did for Nvidia.

Go to preferences>display> then you should get a message like "it appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead?" Click "no"... and then you should get a window where you can adjust resolution, hertz rate, and rotation. This worked in Karmic Koala... but NOT in Jaunty Jack.

sweetandy
November 9th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Same problem, i915 graphics, trying nymark1's link.

This is what I get for updating my mom's computer to Karmic. Thank God I use Arch.

:P