After a bout of trouble with 10.04, 10.10 fixed the driver issues with my Intel video card. I avoided upgrading for some time, but bit the bullet this weekend. I was able to upgrade and get the box running easily, but when I came back to the office and the docking station I ran into trouble.
I have a second monitor and it is being displayed in mirror mode. The resolution is that of the laptop (so 1/2 of the real-estate is lost). Unfortunately, I am not sure HOW the video card decided to even display to the second monitor. xrandr does not even see it.
Dell E6510 on docking station trying to drive a Dell u2211h with a DVI connector.
Displays does not see second display and the "Detect Display" button gives no feedback.
$ xrandr --verbose xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1366 x 768, current 1366 x 768, maximum 1366 x 768 default connected 1366x768+0+0 (0x138) normal (normal) 0mm x 0mm Identifier: 0x137 Timestamp: 47428 Subpixel: unknown Clones: CRTC: 0 CRTCs: 0 Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 filter: 1366x768 (0x138) 0.0MHz *current h: width 1366 start 0 end 0 total 1366 skew 0 clock 0.0KHz v: height 768 start 0 end 0 total 768 clock 0.0Hz
lspci output for video:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: Dell Device 040b Kernel driver in use: i915 Kernel modules: i915
Here is a pastebin of pastebins because new users cannot actually paste images or more than one link: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/987357/
This box did go through a gradual upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04 and I CAN reinstall, but I'd rather not.
Update: Quaint, the livecd works fine.