My resolution is stuck at 1024x768. I've read through whatever is available here, ubuntuforums, and the ubuntu wiki. But I can't seem to fix the issue.
I've reinstalled Ubuntu, keeping only my home, var, and opt folders (mounted on other partitions).
I've tried to create a new user (so home folder is different), but still the problem continues. During the reinstallation, the resolution was at the correct value, so I know its not an issue with my monitor. There is no
xorg.conf anywhere, and I'm pretty sure its not an X issue, as I tried booting into safe mode once, and it switched halfway through the boot to the lower resolution.
The plymouth boot screen is also the text one.
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 0.0*
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
I thought that since the problem persisted after a reinstall, it should be somewhere due to my home folder, and read that the culprit might be a
monitors.xml file, probably inside
~/.gnome2/, but there was no such file.
Right now, my monitor only supports 1024x768, shows the monitor as unknown in Displays, and defaults to Ubuntu-2d.
I'm using Dell Inspiron 1545 (Intel GM45, not ATI/nVidia). I've been through my history, and the only related thing I could find was installing
xmonad, and uninstalling it later. Also it refuses to identify an external monitor once I connect it.
Here is my
Xorg.0.log file. The output of
sudo lshw -C display is as follows :
*-display:0 UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 07 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f6c00000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:efe8(size=8) *-display:1 UNCLAIMED description: Display controller product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2.1 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1 version: 07 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f6b00000-f6bfffff