[ubuntu-us-nm] Display problems

Researcher Taylor research at lawlearners.org
Wed Jun 13 17:56:33 UTC 2012

Thanks Anthony.  My resolution was fine when I first installed 10.04 LTS.

Additional info:  I have a dual boot machine and it's happening in 12.04 
LTS on the same machine so I'm thinking the problem is with GRUB.

The results of the command you gave command is:

"00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)"

And using this command:  "sudo lshw -C video"

        description: VGA compatible controller
        product: 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller
        vendor: Intel Corporation
        physical id: 2
        bus info: pci at 0000:00:02.0
        version: 02
        width: 64 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list rom
        configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
        resources: irq:26 memory:f0400000-f04fffff 
memory:e0000000-efffffff(prefetchable) ioport:1200(size=8)

On the supported Intel video cards page:


I don't see my specific model.

Using this command:        "xrandr"

I get this:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 
0mm x 0mm
    1360x768       59.8
    1024x768       60.0*
    800x600        60.3     56.2
    848x480        60.0
    640x480        59.9     59.9

The actual max resolution for my monitor is: 1280 x 1024

Notice it says the max video resolution for the video hardware is 8192 x 
8192 so I'm thinking that the it has enough RAM to accommodate 1280x1024.

I tried this command:    "xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024"

And this came back:

         xrandr: cannot find mode 1280x1024

Any ideas?

> Try sudo lspci | grep VGA to find you specific graphics card in your 
> computer, and then you can get the appropriate driver.

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