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Old 08-02-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question adjust screen size on Ubuntu - Lenovo notebook


I need help adjusting the display size in my Ubuntu 10.04...

I purchased a Lenovo E520 with Windows 7 Pro. I repartitioned the disk so I can dual boot into Ubuntu 10.04. Win7 does a screen size of 1366x768 but Ubuntu only does 1024x768 (the desktop is stretched to full screen).

I have tried to add 1366x768 via the instructions at ---
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lution-808058/


I changed stuff in the example to settings that reflect 1366x768. I don't understand the refresh rate or the other parameters. My attempt didn't take. The thing is, I don't understand the relationship between xrandr and cvt, nor do I really know what they do. I suppose that they modify some X11 config files.

I would like to understand this but I can't find any helps / documentation on the subject.

=== Here is my output of xrandr ===

Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 61.0*
960x600 0.0
800x600 61.0
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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Ubuntu 10.04 may have, due to its age, problems with the integrated Intel graphics, which is rather new. Try a newer version of Ubuntu as live-CD and see if that works.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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Let me see if I can say this correctly, since I don't hav Ubuntu anymore. But I had a similar situation with a Sony. In my case the VGA settings would not allow a greater resolution. In Gnome go to System/Preferences/Monitor and un-tick the box that says (something like) mirror displays. It will give you a second display if you have one, mine is LVDS, at which time you should see different options. If all of this true, you will want to turn off the VGA and make this one the default settings.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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Ubuntu 10.04 may have, due to its age, problems with the integrated Intel graphics, which is rather new. Try a newer version of Ubuntu as live-CD and see if that works.
Good idea (trying a more recent Ubuntu) I'll load up an 11.04 live CD.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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You should be able to add a PPA to get the newer intel drivers with 10.04. Worth keeping in mind for when you try 11.04 and get unity, not gnome 2.X.
 
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You should be able to add a PPA to get the newer intel drivers with 10.04. Worth keeping in mind for when you try 11.04 and get unity, not gnome 2.X.
You are right, there is the xorg-edgers PPA, but before adding that to the OPs repositories I would try a newer version of Ubuntu, may be this will give a better look on that problem.
 
Old 08-04-2011, 10:09 AM   #7
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Ubuntu 10.04 may have, due to its age, problems with the integrated Intel graphics, which is rather new. Try a newer version of Ubuntu as live-CD and see if that works.
Yes, I tried the 11.04 (natty) live CD and it worked! So I upgraded my laptop to 11.04. I'm a happy camper running 1366x768. But now, the wireless doesn't work. I have to go with a wired LAN connection to do any connectivity. The wireless right off the bat with 10.04.... Some more research to fix it.

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