Ubuntu – My 1440×900 resolution is not recognized


Today I decided to install Ubuntu 11.10, and it did not recognize my resolution – 1440×900.

This has already happened in other versions of Ubuntu. However, in 11.10 I cannot get this resolved. Can anyone help me?

My PC:

  • Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ
    • Proview 19'' 1440×900
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric)
  • Kernel Linux – 3.0.0-12-generic

I tried the instructions in this blog post.

Best Answer

Please generate an /home/"username"/xorg.conf.new that you can edit by adding a known good modeline in the applicable monitor section (if there are more than one).

To have the 1280x1024 resolution from the start on my HP vs17e monitor I included:

option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"

(But I use Radeon driver on X600 discrete pci-e display adp, not the Intel.)

Save it under another name like /home/username/20-Proview.conf.

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 for console 1, log in, and run:

sudo stop lightdm

Press Alt+F2 for console 2, log in, and run:

sudo cp 20-Proview.conf /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/

Press Alt+F1 to return to console 1 and run:

sudo start lightdm

If there is no no error you get the greeter login.

If there is an error, return to console 2 and run:

less /var/log/Xorg.0.log

You can read this and see where the error (if any) occurred.

To undo a mistake just run:

sudo rm /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-Proview.conf

(I apologise if I introduced typos--sometimes xorg has to be with capital X, as is the case for that log file.)