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I am working on Ubuntu 10.04. I bought a new computer and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on it.

However, I tried a lot of methods found from the internet such as using xrandr, modifying the xorg.conf to increase the resolution, it eventually fail and only 800x600 is working.

I want it become 1920x1080.

What should I do?

Thank you.

This is what I get from lspci -vnn:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0100] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge PCI Express Root Port [8086:0101] (rev 09)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
    Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fb0fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000a0000000-00000000bfffffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    Memory at fb307000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 05) (prog-if 20)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
    Memory at fb306000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8444]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
    Memory at fb300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b5)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b5)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1c14] (rev b5)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000c00fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b5)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: fb200000-fb2fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:1c18] (rev b5)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:1c1a] (rev b5)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
    Memory behind bridge: fb100000-fb1fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 05) (prog-if 20)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
    Memory at fb305000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1c5c] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 4 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:1c00] (rev 05) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at f0d0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f0c0 [size=4]
    I/O ports at f0b0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f0a0 [size=4]
    I/O ports at f090 [size=16]
    I/O ports at f080 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
    Memory at fb304000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    I/O ports at f000 [size=32]
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:1c08] (rev 05) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:844d]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at f070 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f060 [size=4]
    I/O ports at f050 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f040 [size=4]
    I/O ports at f030 [size=16]
    I/O ports at f020 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] [10de:0622] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:070e]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=512M]
    Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
    I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at fb000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidia-173, nvidiafb, nouveau

04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8432]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
    I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
    Memory at c0004000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169

05:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Device [1b21:1042] (prog-if 30)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8488]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
    Memory at fb200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: xhci

07:00.0 SATA controller [0106]: Device [1b21:0612] (rev 01) (prog-if 01)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84b7]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 32
    I/O ports at c050 [size=8]
    I/O ports at c040 [size=4]
    I/O ports at c030 [size=8]
    I/O ports at c020 [size=4]
    I/O ports at c000 [size=32]
    Memory at fb100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    Kernel modules: ahci
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1) This is pretty vague as far as these types of questions go. Your video card, at a minimum, is really important to know when dealing with issues like this. Seeing your xorg.conf would also probably help. 2) This is pretty clearly off-topic for Stack Overflow. –  eldarerathis Aug 17 '11 at 15:13
    
@elderathsis, modern Ubuntu installs don't generally create a xorg.conf file. –  CarlF Aug 17 '11 at 16:50
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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx does not have driver support for the Intel Sandy Bridge platform, as it was released almost a full year after Lucid was.

Consider upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal or any distribution that ships a Linux kernel with version 2.6.38 or later, as full Sandy Bridge support was added in these versions.

The Ubuntu Kernel Team offers newer versions of the Linux kernel for Lucid in their PPA, but their website warns you, "Don't come crying to the kernel team if it kills all of your kittens." In combination with the latest X Intel drivers, that should get you Sandy Bridge support on Lucid. To install it, run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repostiory ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get install linux-lts-backport-oneric
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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I tried it but failed. –  user883434 Aug 18 '11 at 14:21
    
It said screen cannot be larger than 800x600 (desired size 1920x1080) –  user883434 Aug 18 '11 at 14:21
    
and now it don't know why said: can't open display –  user883434 Aug 18 '11 at 14:33
    
@user: Hmm, might be a driver issue. Please edit your answer and provide the output of lspci -vnn –  Patches Aug 18 '11 at 16:19
    
it works once. My monitor name (corresponding to "LVDS1") is "DVI-I-2" when I have done the above, it works! But when I restart the computer. It change to 640x800 which is even lower than the resolution the OS just installed, and the monitor name become "default". I tried to repeat the step but it failed: Configure crtc 0 failed –  user883434 Aug 20 '11 at 3:25
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