I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu on from Windows XP previously. After the installation I noticed the screen resolution is wrong and not all of the screen fits on the display.
After researching this, I have ran: lshw -c video
and obtained the following output:
*-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: 10 width: 32 bits clock: 66MHz capabilities: vga_controller cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d4000000-d401ffff ioport:9000(size=128)
I am a complete newbie to Linux/Ubuntu and not sure what to do to fix my display. After I fix the ability to see things correctly, I hope I can learn the system more easily. As such, any help would be gratefully received to help me get past the first hurdle.
Crudly, I think the problem is simply that I do not have the correct graphics driver for the system and need to upgrade/install one. Problem: which one and how?
I never had this problem when the laptop ran Windows XP.