View Full Version : [ubuntu] hg216D HDMI monitor resolution issue

February 9th, 2010, 04:29 AM
I just installed 9.10 on my hp pavillion a171On and monitor HG216D HDMI. the monitor displays up to up to 1680x1050 resolution but I only have 800x600 resolution available so display is all screwed up. How can I fix that.


February 9th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Look in System --> Administration --> Hardware Drivers to see if there is a third-party driver available for your display hardware. If so, install it.

Otherwise, look in System --> Preferences --> Display. See if it will detect your display monitor. If it does, you can probably change the resolution to something better.

If these steps don't help, you might have a driver problem with your display adapter. If you think that is the case, in a terminal window, enter the command
sudo lshw -C displayPost the output to the forum.