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I have a Intel i7 laptop that does not show any resolution higher than 1280 x 1024. A little bit of research pointed me to a bug and subsequently to a fix. I have 11.10 currently installed. I want to upgrade the driver so that the graphics start working again.

How can I do this ?

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It doesn't look like the second link has anything related to your issues. What there is the fix, and how do you know? –  mikewhatever Apr 24 '12 at 7:47
    
I looked at the validation hardware for the release which mentions a suite of intel hardware including mine. So, I assumed it is worth a try. A vague look at the "Major known issues" section suggested that it dealt with Sandy Bridge display issues. Please correct me if I am wrong. –  ShaggyInjun Apr 25 '12 at 0:11

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If you want to update your graphics drivers, open a terminal console and type

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

After restarting the computer, your system should be running the current graphics drivers. I hope this helps

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