dell 5050 ubutnu 10.04 screen resolution

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Fri Dec 2 12:11:38 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 1:38 PM, sandeep dubey <sandeep.sanash at> wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I bought a Dell Inspiron 5050 Laptop and installed ubuntu 10.04.
> Everything is working as expected except screen resolution. My laptop
> supports 1366x768 on windows, After installing ubuntu i am getting 1024x768
> as default and not able to increase it. I tried xrandr but no success.

I saw that your laptop is a very recent model, that is, it was
released after Ubuntu 10.04.

Have you checked System->Administration->Hardware Drivers, to activate
your graphics card proprietary driver?

If this doesn't work, you have to try the latest Ubuntu release, 11.10.

Ubuntu 11.10 comes with a touch-centric UI that also works with a
mouse, the same approach upcoming Windows 8 does. If you can't live
with that, you may try Xubuntu 11.10, or Kubuntu 11.10.

Ioannis Vranos

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