trouble with graphics card intel and ubuntu 8.04

Leonardo Crochik crochik at
Fri May 23 21:56:45 UTC 2008

xrandr show as best option 1280X800, no mention to 1280X1024. Looking
at Xorg.0.log, I can see that the driver "intel" is being used, that
it recognizes my chipset as 945G (i don't know if there is any
difference between it and 945GC) and that it doesn't print any error
message (although xorg.conf mention 1280X1024 as a resolution needed).
Running "915resolution -l", I can see many possible resolutions,
including "Mode 58 : 1280x1024, 32 bits/pixel", but I can't use it. I
don't know what to do. Today, I installed ubuntu 8.04 in another
computer, and the best resolution it gave was 800X600 256 colors!
(again ubuntu feisty gave a better resolution). Nobody else have this
problem?? Thanks,


> 2008/5/21 Paul S <paulatgm at>:
>> Leonardo Crochik said the following on 05/21/2008 08:27 PM:
>>> My problem is: using the driver "intel" (the package
>>> xserver-xorg-video-intel , which supports chipsets from the family
>>> 945), my ubuntu 8.04 gives as maximum resolution 1280X800 (and I need
>>> 1280X1024, which ubuntu 7.04 could give). Please, anyone know what can
>>> I do? Very thanks,
>> Open a terminal and enter "xrandr -q" to see what resolutions are
>> available.  If 1280x1024 is available, you can change it using "xrandr
>> -s 1280x1024" (see "man xrandr" and "xrandr -h" for more tips on how to
>> use it).
>> If 1280x1024 is not available, then there may be something in the
>> xserver configuration file, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  Take a look and make
>> sure it's not incorrectly specified.  Use "man xorg.conf" and "man
>> intel" for tips.
>> Also, if some error occurred that is preventing the 1280x1024, it may be
>> listed in the xserver log file:  /var/log/Xorg.0.log.  Take a look at it
>> to see which resolutions were rejected and why.  If you see some error
>> message, try entering it into a google search box to see if anyone else
>> has already fixed it.
>> HTH
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