External VGA not working after update to 12.04

Asked by ntuple

I've got a Toshiba Portege R705 and a GatewayFPD2185W that got along great until 12.04.

Now when I connect the monitor to the laptop, my resolution is automatically degraded down to 1024x 860 from the usual 1366x768 on both monitors.

Assuming I need to download new drivers has anyone done this already ?


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a


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ntuple (ntuple) said :

Hi actionparsnip, thanks for the help.
Doing "sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a" I get:

       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:3050(size=8)
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux pacman 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:22 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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ntuple (ntuple) said :

ping ... any ideas ?

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ntuple (ntuple) said :

For anyone having this same issue I don't have it anymore.

The problem seems be the "unify output" checkbox. I don't remember seeing it previous versions but now it's defaulting to on.

Unchecking that box allows me to have each video device have it's recommended setting.