View Full Version : [all variants] How to fix Resolution for a SONY VAIO FW140E

November 28th, 2008, 02:56 AM
Dear All,
I have installed Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio FW140E

the maximum resolution im having on VESA is 800x600. this laptop supports 1600x900. how can I adjust my resolution.

the graphics card is Intel GMA 4500 MHD


November 28th, 2008, 11:43 PM
any tips ?

February 23rd, 2009, 04:38 PM
Check this one.

April 15th, 2009, 01:07 AM

did you fix your issue? Having the same problem, sony vaio fw340j, only resolution is 600x800. From googling I thought an update would fix the problem, but still stuck.

April 15th, 2009, 09:35 PM
fixed it, just had to change "vesa" to "intel" in xorg.conf. Here it is if anyone is having a similar problem.

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "intel"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"

June 5th, 2009, 08:22 AM

I'm facing the same problem,i edited xorg.conf but after reboot it gives an error message
intel driver not found. Any hints?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 on Sony Vaio Fw140E