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Old 11-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Display resolution working only in Recovery mode.

Hello all,

i have problem with my Display card Resolution that is only get right
resolution if i boot from recovery mode,in normal boot i till get my screen into half top the system with junk squeez dispaly and
down part is black blank screen.
my system is ubuntu 10.04:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 09
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:42 memory:f0000000-f03fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:5000(size=64)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)

any help.
Old 11-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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I found from live CD it's working fine, but normal boot from HDD is not.
help please.
Old 11-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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Since you neglected to say, I'm assuming that you're using Ubuntu. If not, check the state of your X.Org X-server drivers.

Somehow your installation has lost the I915 driver. You should have several file with i915 in their name. Here's what I see on my system:
locate -b i915
(You won't have the /usr/src/ files unless you've installed the development libraries.)

Anyhow, open the "Ubuntu software center" in the Applications menu, and pit "i915" in the search box. Select the video driver (the one without the debug symbols), and install it. (Or re-install it if it's shown as already installed.) Then reboot (so the driver will be loaded), and see if that helps,
Old 11-05-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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thanks for your help and concern, update and upgrade to 2.6.38-12-generic fix all issues related to drivers.

thanks again.


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