Well, this thread was about nVida
hardware, and you have an Intel
The problem you have is probably related to an error in most of the later releases (by Intel) of the FOSS driver which fails, for some monitors, to properly read the monitor's supported modes. What you should try is:
1) Edit (as "root") the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and change the video driver from intel
. If the file doesn't exist, run system-config-display
to see if one will be generated.
2) Reboot the X-server (<ctrl>-<alt>-<backspace>) and look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
to see what modline settings were detected by the vesa driver.
3) Edit the xorg.conf
file to include the modeline and resolution settings in the appropriate places. (If you don't know how or where, post here again -- or, better and more polite, start a new thread, and e-mail me with the link to the new thread -- and I'll post an example from my Intel system of what it looks like. I'd do it now, but I started this reply on my nVidia laptop, and it's tedious moving an incomplete reply to a different system.)
You might find this thread
had a problem similar to yours, and he found a simpler solution than the one I suggested above.