View Full Version : [ubuntu] HOWTO: Get high resolution back after Karmic 9.10 updates

December 20th, 2009, 05:00 AM
I installed Karmic from the install CD and was pleased to find high resolutions available (1440x900 and higher).

After my first Update Manager upgrades, I could not find any resolutions higher than 1440x900. ](*,)

There's an easy solution:


Run the LiveCD again and choose a high resolution, then reboot. Ubuntu somehow rediscovered my high resolutions again.


Run the LiveCD.

Choose to run Ubuntu off the CD without installing (first option).

System -> Preferences -> Display, and choose a high resolution, such as your highest. You'll be prompted to logout.

Login with username: ubuntu. The password is empty, so just hit enter.

Make sure your resolution is working.

Reboot. You should now see your high resoutions in System -> Preferences -> Display. \\:D/


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400