Ubuntu 7.04/Issues/Intel 945GM video issues

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<br>'''Description:''' With integrated Intel graphics 945GM using Intel i810 driver and connected to an external monitor, cycling through all display modes using Fn+F8 works a few times and then the screen goes blank.
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<br>'''Description:''' Maximum native resolution is 1024x768.
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<br>'''Systems Affected:''' Inspiron E1505n
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<br>'''Impact:''' Can't set resolution to anything higher than 1024x768.
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<br>'''Fix:''' Install xserver-xorg-video-intel package:
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1. Update package database:
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    $ sudo apt-get update<br>
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2. Install latest intel video driver:
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    $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel<br>
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3. Switch to virtual console 1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1<br>
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4. Stop Gnome Display Manager:
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    $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop<br>
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5. Configure intel video driver:
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    $ sudo dkpg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
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    [during driver setup process, select "intel" driver and include 1280x800 resolution]<br>
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6. Restart Gnome Display Manager:
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  $ /etc/init.d/gdm start
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<br>'''Description:''' Using i810 video driver and connected to an external monitor, cycling through all display modes using Fn+F8 works a few times and then the screen goes blank.
<br>'''Systems Affected:''' Inspiron E1505n
<br>'''Systems Affected:''' Inspiron E1505n
<br>'''Impact:''' Unable to use X window system.  
<br>'''Impact:''' Unable to use X window system.  
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<br>'''Workaround:''' Reboot the system
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<br>'''Workaround:''' Reboot the system.
<br>'''Fix:''' Work in Progress. See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/110379 LP110379].
<br>'''Fix:''' Work in Progress. See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/110379 LP110379].

Revision as of 20:43, 10 August 2007


Description: Maximum native resolution is 1024x768.
Systems Affected: Inspiron E1505n
Impact: Can't set resolution to anything higher than 1024x768.
Fix: Install xserver-xorg-video-intel package:

1. Update package database:
   $ sudo apt-get update
2. Install latest intel video driver: $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
3. Switch to virtual console 1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1
4. Stop Gnome Display Manager: $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
5. Configure intel video driver: $ sudo dkpg-reconfigure xserver-xorg [during driver setup process, select "intel" driver and include 1280x800 resolution]
6. Restart Gnome Display Manager: $ /etc/init.d/gdm start


Description: Using i810 video driver and connected to an external monitor, cycling through all display modes using Fn+F8 works a few times and then the screen goes blank.
Systems Affected: Inspiron E1505n
Impact: Unable to use X window system.
Workaround: Reboot the system.
Fix: Work in Progress. See LP110379.

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