I have Asus Eee PC 1015CX and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04, when I used the bootable USB and tried it, the only available option for resolution setting was 800x600 which looks bad on the screen.

There is no other option on the menu. How can I enable higher resolution?

  • Did you finish the installation? – Mitch Jun 8 '12 at 16:41
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    same problem.. any updates? – Sen Jun 9 '12 at 11:30
  • What is the output (run in terminal) of xrandr -q ? – pl1nk Jun 9 '12 at 13:38
  • Hi, I have not installed it because I just wanted to try it. And unfortunately I am a newbie so I am not sure how to check the xrandr -q also because I have just tried it all the changes wont take effect and in order to post on the forum I would have to turn the system on and off all the time to switch between Ubuntu and Windows. Do you think that I should install it and then perhaps the problem would be gone? – Jakub Jun 9 '12 at 18:37
  • @pl1nk I have installed ubuntu and typed the command that you suggested. There was the following output: xrandr failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: Minimum 800x600, current 800x600, maximum 800x600 Default connected 800x600+0+0 0mmx0mm 800x600 61.0* – Jakub Jun 9 '12 at 19:55

Found the solution: Once updated to 12.10 the additional drivers are automatically added enabling 1024X600 by default. However some problems still exist with the hot keys and screen brightness not working properly.


Try this solution - http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11976680&postcount=97

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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. – Basharat Sialvi Apr 17 '13 at 12:04

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