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Old 04-05-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
Leon14344
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Lenovo G560 w/ Ubuntu 9.04....video driver help?


I got rid of win7 Home on a new lenovo G560, and installed Ubuntu. However, the screen isn't displaying correctly. The proper res is 1366x768 or something like that, but i'm only getting 1028x768 or similar. I checked for proprietary drivers in the hardware drivers option, but couldn't find any.

anyone know how i can set up the right drivers? I went looking for the driver itself, but only found Windows .exe files containing them.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Is the videocard Nvidia Gforce or Intel ?

The reason may be that not the original driver is loaded at boot. Can you please post your output of
Quote:
sudo lshw -C video
?

Also check here
 
Old 04-05-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
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Ran the command.

*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 12
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

Also, as you can see, it's a built-in Intel chip.
 
Old 04-10-2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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Maybe the Intel open source driver still is not able to support higher resolutions?

There is some info here
If I had such problems, I'd try to edit my xorg.conf file but as you may now from Jaunty it is not available by default under
Quote:
/etc/X11/
Another question : Is your system up-to-date? Intel driver is officially maintained in Ubuntu,so if any bugs appear fix are released in the updates.

You may also try to use xrandr command to manually put the desired resolution


Last thing: Check if you have this package installed
Quote:
xserver-xorg-video-intel
, if not, install it.
 
  


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