X falls back to VESA after newest update

Perry pwhite at bluewin.ch
Mon Oct 19 18:40:23 UTC 2009

Le Monday 19 October 2009 13:00:48 Thomas Olsen, vous avez écrit :
> This morning I got updates for my Intel drivers and I thought that finally
> I could get rid of some of the bugs and maybe X would enable DRI. After
> restart I was greeted with a login screen running 640X480 and no way to set
> it any higher. At the same time the fonts are so fuzzy that I can hardly
> read what I'm writing.

Did by any chance this "update" make a backup of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?
Try to find from the date, name and content if there is a suitable file to be 
renamed as xorg.conf (first rename the actual xorg as xorg.10.19.01, you 
newer know why). Then restart x (ctrl alt backspace, or better Alt+SysRq+K, 
or reboot)
Else read what is in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if you can find anything 

I have been struggling with *my* screen resolution (and my graphical card 
driver) lately but unfortunately my knowledge is too specific and too poor to 
help you further, I even had to google "DRI" to find out it was "Direct 
Rendering Infrastructure".

Whish you good luck		Perry

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