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I have Dell Mini 1010 with GMA 500 chipset. I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 and followed instructions for sorting out distorted display/blank screen.

I am stuck with the 1024x576 screen display now.

The supported resolution for notebook is apparently 1366x768.

I have tried modifing the GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX and GRUB_GFXMODE to 1366x768x32 ( as per wiki) but it is not resolving the issue.

Can you please suggest any alternatives to fix this thing ?


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See this question… for possible things to try. – pablomme Jul 22 '12 at 14:16
The max supported resolution for the Mini 1010 is 1024x576, give or take. – mikewhatever Apr 12 '14 at 8:53

Following the solution in this link has resolved my resolution problem on an Asus 1015CX/10.1"/N2600 you may want to give it a try and it should work.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Aug 23 '12 at 16:51

A friend of mine had the same problem... here is the link we used to solve it...

Here is th

Using any editor, create a file /etc/grub.d/01_915resolution , add in lines

echo insmod 915resolution echo 915resolution 58 1366 768 32 Make the file executable

sudo chmod a+x /etc/grub.d/01_915resolution Next, edit /etc/default/grub, assign value 1366x768x32 to variables GRUB_GFXMODE and GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX:

GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1366x768x32 Then update grub.

sudo update-grub

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First off all try to update to the latest kernel (3.5). The new driver should fix you the resolution issue.

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Don't know why there are so many downvotes to this answer, using Linux 3.5 and gma500_gfx driver solved many problems for me. – exic Nov 10 '12 at 13:28

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