First, please do not mark this as duplicate. I have spent two days going through this website trying different things suggested.
I have 13.10 and using a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 that has the following graphics:
sangie@Sangie-Netbook:/tmp$ sudo lshw -c video *-display:0 UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f0200000-f027ffff ioport:18d0(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f0000000-f00fffff *-display:1 UNCLAIMED description: Display controller product: Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2.1 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f0280000-f02fffff
I have my drive encrypted, if that matters, and after I unlock it and the system starts to boot, I see a black screen but the backlight is on and adjustments to brightness doesn't help. Please note that I have auto-login enabled so login screens never come up. I've tried booting to older kernels and even tried 3.9 with no help. The only way I can boot is to use nomodeset or recovery mode, but then I'm stuck at 800 x 600 resolution with no way to change it.
My system has been working fine for months and I'm pretty sure I updated the base right before this happened. The full resolution is 1366 x 600 (I believe) so 800 x 600 makes everything stretched. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Other things I've tried:
Using Intel's driver installer and running that and letting it install it's own drivers.. issue persisted.
Running system update again to the point where there's no more updates available.
- Trying to boot to previous kernels in Grub
- sudo apt-get update