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adewilt
April 26th, 2018, 09:18 AM
Hi there,

i've been searching for weeks now, but can't find a solution on any forum.

I have an old laptop, a Samsung EEE PC 1000H using Lubuntu. I always had the native resolution which is 1024x600.
A few weeks ago a swapped the harddisk to SSD and installed a new Lubuntu. Now the only resolution I can choose is 800x600.
I did manage to lower the DPI so I can use it a bit better, but I would really like to understand how to get back to the proper resolution.

xandr -q shows:

xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
800x600 75.00*

The gui 'monitor settings' also only shows 800x600 to choose from.

Extra info:

Uname -a = 4.13.0-38-generic #43~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 14 17:46:42 UTC 2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

lshw -short:
H/W path Device Class Description
================================================== ====
system 1000H (90OAM0HB83311J3IE12CQ)
/0 bus 1000H
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GH
/0/4/5 memory 24KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/4/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/18 memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/18/0 memory 2GiB DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GSE Express Memory Controll
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Grap
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Expr
/0/100/1b multimedia NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audi
/0/100/1c bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 enp3s0 network AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast
/0/100/1c.3 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1c.3/0 wlp1s0 network RT2790 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe
/0/100/1d bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller
/0/100/1d/1 usb2 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.1 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.1/1 usb3 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.2 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.2/1 usb4 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.3/1 usb5 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3/1/1 communication BT-253
/0/100/1d.7 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1 usb1 bus EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1/8 multimedia USB 2.0 Camera
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridg
/0/100/1f.2 storage 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Con
/0/1 scsi0 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 250GB Samsung SSD 850
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 230GiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 2038MiB Extended partition
/0/1/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 2038MiB Linux swap / Solaris partitio




Any help would be really appreciated.

kr,

Andreas

mrgs
April 26th, 2018, 02:01 PM
Hi, welcome to the fora.

18.04 solves a number of problems for Atom processors. When Lubuntu 18.04 is released in a day or two I suggest that you do a fresh install of this one.

adewilt
April 26th, 2018, 02:56 PM
Thank you for your prompt reply Mrgs. Does this mean a dist-upgrade would not work?

kr,

Andreas

mrgs
April 26th, 2018, 05:33 PM
It might but I have often seen upgrades trash a system.
You can try the upgrade but if it fails I suggest that you do the fresh install anyway.