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I have just bought Lenovo Z570 and installed ubuntu 11.10 on it. I normally work on the machine with a distance of almost 1.5 feet but I can see vertical bars all over the screen. I have shown my laptop to friends but they couldn't notice the bars. I on the other hand cannot un-see them even though the pixel bars are small.

My resolution is set to 1366x768.

lshw returns following:

*-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 09
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:42 memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:3000(size=64)

I was thinking if its a driver problem because I saw a similar machine on display running windows and I found its display just fine. That machine had however, following device:

Name: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G Chipset Type: ATI display adapter Approx. Total Memory: 3046 MB Display mode: 1366x768 (32-bit) (60/Hz)

I guess my display device is Intel based. Any idea if the problem can be solved or should I return my laptop?

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Do you have contact lenses or astigmatism? Can you get some camera photos, focused with macro if you know how to do it, at various distances? Please don;t use a phone camera; use a real digital camera(point-and-shoot is OK) –  hexafraction Aug 6 '12 at 19:11
    
That's weird I have a Z570, use ubuntu 12.04 and have no problems, I'll compare my display output –  Joshua Siret Aug 6 '12 at 19:19
    
capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom –  Joshua Siret Aug 6 '12 at 19:24
    
Joshua do you have same display device? where did you take this info from: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom –  baltusaj Aug 6 '12 at 19:26
    
you could try installing sudo apt-get install mesa-utils my graphics always worked but this installed the details... –  Joshua Siret Aug 6 '12 at 19:29

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My system settings for baltusaj:

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The Graphics section was updated from:

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

But it should work anyway as per default

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