Ubuntu – How to get better graphics than VESA: Intel®Sandybridge Mobile Graphics

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I am currently using the VESA: Intel®Sandybridge Mobile Graphics and I must say, I do not like the appearance of almost everything. My unity is running only on 2D mode. My screen resolution is also night right. I only have the option of 1024 by 768 (4:3) yet my laptop is a 15.6inch. I am new to ubuntu. I like it so far, I just really want better graphics. Beauty and appeal in a machine mean a whole lot to me.

Best Answer

Open terminal ctrl+alt+t or alternatively from you dash, press enter after each command. enter these commands one by one.

sudo su

and enter your pass word

apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

press enter to add this repository, then

apt-get update


apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

and finally


You can paste the commands using crtl+shift+v in terminal but i recommend you to type them by hand so that you can memorize them.

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