screen resolution poor

Asked by b2r@rediff.com on 2013-01-23

i recently installed 12.04 on my acer 4736z. the screen resolution is limited to 1024x786. the output of "sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf" and "sudo xrandr" is as under:-

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "X.org Configured"
 Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
 Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
 Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
 Screen 3 "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
 ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
 FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
 FontPath "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "record"
 Load "dbe"
 Load "glx"
 Load "extmod"
 Load "dri2"
 Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Keyboard0"
 Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Mouse0"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "Protocol" "auto"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor0"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor1"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor2"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor3"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "RelaxedFencing" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card0"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "RelaxedFencing" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card1"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
        #Option "Rotate" # <str>
        #Option "fbdev" # <str>
        #Option "debug" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card2"
 Driver "fbdev"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card3"
 Driver "vesa"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen0"
 Device "Card0"
 Monitor "Monitor0"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen1"
 Device "Card1"
 Monitor "Monitor1"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen2"
 Device "Card2"
 Monitor "Monitor2"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen3"
 Device "Card3"
 Monitor "Monitor3"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

sudo xrandr
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 76.0*

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Last query:
2013-01-24
Last reply:
2013-01-24

What is the output of:

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

Thanks

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Is not necessary to use an xorg.conf file with intel card.

Have you tried to remove the xorg.conf and reinstall intel driver ?

Please try

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and reboot your PC.

Then give the results of

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

Thanks

b2r@rediff.com (b2r) said : #4

sudo lshw-C display;lsb_release-a;uname -a
sudo: lshw-C: command not found
lsb_release-a: command not found
Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 24 19:51:55 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

sudo rm /etc/x11/xorg.conf
rm: cannot remove `/etc/x11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits)
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.1-devel

Not software rendered: no
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: no

The right command is

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

NOT

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The filename is /etc/X11/xorg.conf with capital X

NOT

 /etc/x11/xorg.conf

Right command:

sudo lshw -C display (with a space between lshw and -C and between -C and display)

NOT

sudo lshw-C display

etc....

Please copy-paste the original commands from #1, #2 and #3 instead of typing them in, and send us the output.

This will help avoid typing errors.

Please do NOT ignore the instructions I gave you in post #2, or I cannot provide any help....

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #6

The output of /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p , is completely wrong. I mean is not detected your card.

And you know what I see ? I see you have added the x-edgers PPA .

This PPA is for testing proposes , and not recommended for new users or at least not advanced users. This PPA offers testing packages (not stable) .. please remove this ppa with the commands below

Copy - Paste the commands from here , one by one .

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo apt-get ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

and reboot your PC .

Then give the results of

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel

ls /etc/X11/

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b2r@rediff.com (b2r) said : #7

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ppa-purge is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  fonts-dustin language-pack-kde-en ttf-dustin language-pack-kde-en-base
  kde-l10n-engb
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  fonts-dustin kde-l10n-engb language-pack-kde-en language-pack-kde-en-base
  ttf-dustin
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 5 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 6,905 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 233356 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing ttf-dustin ...
Removing fonts-dustin ...
Removing kde-l10n-engb ...
Removing language-pack-kde-en-base ...
Removing language-pack-kde-en ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig ...
Processing triggers for software-center ...
INFO:softwarecenter.db.update:no translation information in database needed
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...

root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo apt-get ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
E: Invalid operation ppa-purge

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "X.org Configured"
 Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
 Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
 Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
 Screen 3 "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
 ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
 FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
 FontPath "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "record"
 Load "dbe"
 Load "glx"
 Load "extmod"
 Load "dri2"
 Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Keyboard0"
 Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Mouse0"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "Protocol" "auto"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor0"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor1"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor2"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor3"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "RelaxedFencing" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card0"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "RelaxedFencing" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card1"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
        #Option "Rotate" # <str>
        #Option "fbdev" # <str>
        #Option "debug" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card2"
 Driver "fbdev"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card3"
 Driver "vesa"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen0"
 Device "Card0"
 Monitor "Monitor0"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen1"
 Device "Card1"
 Monitor "Monitor1"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen2"
 Device "Card2"
 Monitor "Monitor2"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen3"
 Device "Card3"
 Monitor "Monitor3"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

sudo lshw -C display
  *-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: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:50f0(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: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d3400000-d34fffff

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a
  *-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: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:50f0(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: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d3400000-d34fffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 24 19:51:55 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

 resources: memory:d3400000-d34fffff
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2587: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
09: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: _Znp.Pqu0UH3RMdB
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Model: "Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x2a42 "Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1025 "Acer Incorporated [ALI]"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0260
  Revision: 0x09
  Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xd03fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0x50f0-0x50f7 (rw)
  IRQ: 44 (no events)
  I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00002A42sv00001025sd00000260bc03sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: i915 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i915"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

10: PCI 02.1: 0380 Display controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: ruGf.wGGfN7M5eE1
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.1
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Model: "Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x2a43 "Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1025 "Acer Incorporated [ALI]"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0260
  Revision: 0x09
  Memory Range: 0xd3400000-0xd34fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00002A43sv00001025sd00000260bc03sc80i00"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Primary display adapter: #9
ii intel-gpu-tools 1.2-1 tools for debugging the Intel graphics driver
ii libdrm-intel1 2.4.40+git20130104.baf0a7da-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise Userspace interface to intel-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libdrm-nouveau1a 2.4.40+git20130104.baf0a7da-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libdrm-nouveau2 2.4.40+git20130104.baf0a7da-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libdrm-radeon1 2.4.40+git20130104.baf0a7da-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise Userspace interface to radeon-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libgl1-mesa-dri 9.1~git20130104.r1.b8b1d61e-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules
ii libgl1-mesa-glx 9.1~git20130104.r1.b8b1d61e-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime
ii libglapi-mesa 9.1~git20130104.r1.b8b1d61e-0ubuntu0ricotz~precise free implementation of the GL API -- shared library
ii libglu1-mesa 9.0.0-0ubuntu1~precise1 Mesa OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44.2 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
ii nvidia-settings 313.09-0ubuntu1~xedgers~precise1 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii radeontool 1.6.2-1.1 utility to control ATI Radeon backlight functions on laptops
ii whois 5.0.15ubuntu2 intelligent WHOIS client
ii xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.0.99+git20130107.857d729e-0ubuntu0sarvatt~precise X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper
ii xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.17+git20130110.8a8edfe4-0ubuntu0sarvatt~precise X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.6+git20130107.8f934fad-0ubuntu0sarvatt~precise X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:7.0.99+git20130107.857d729e-0ubuntu0sarvatt~precise X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS"
[ 0.532709] pci0000:00: ACPI _OSC request failed (AE_NOT_FOUND), returned control mask: 0x1d
[ 0.773029] intel_idle: does not run on family 6 model 23
[ 1.105645] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel GM45 Chipset
[ 1.105712] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected gtt size: 2097152K total, 262144K mappable
[ 1.106189] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected 65536K stolen memory
[ 1.106309] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0xc0000000
[ 19.521635] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 20.560795] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 20.861831] ACPI: Video Device [OVGA] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
[ 21.017761] init: failsafe main process (751) killed by TERM signal
[ 21.591515] fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
model : 23
model name : Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz
model : 23
model name : Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz
 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[ 21.864] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[ 21.864] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[ 21.885] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[ 21.889] (WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist.
[ 21.889] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[ 21.889] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[ 21.889] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[ 21.889] (WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist.
[ 21.889] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[ 21.889] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[ 21.889] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[ 21.893] (==) AIGLX enabled
[ 21.893] (II) Loading extension GLX
[ 21.894] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[ 21.895] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[ 21.895] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 21.896] (II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
[ 21.896] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[ 21.903] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[ 21.903] (II) FBDEV(0): hardware: VESA VGA (video memory: 3072kB)
[ 22.006] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
[ 22.017] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
[ 22.017] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
[ 22.031] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized swrast
[ 22.031] (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
[ 22.120] (WW) evdev: Wireless Optical Mouse: ignoring absolute axes.
[ 22.134] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
 Release Date: 08/14/2009
 Manufacturer: Acer
 Product Name: Aspire 4736Z
 Serial Number: LXPFZ0C0189353CEB01601
 Manufacturer: Acer
 Product Name: Aspire 4736Z
 Serial Number: Base Board Serial Number
 Manufacturer: Acer
 Serial Number: Chassis Serial Number
 Manufacturer: -Virtual Battery 0-
 Manufacture Date: 10/12/2007
 Serial Number: Battery 0
 Manufacturer: OEM_Define2
 Serial Number: OEM_Define2
 Manufacturer: 7F7FFE0000000000
 Serial Number: AA312BC0
 Manufacturer: AD00000000000000
 Serial Number: 5E705DF7
 Manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation
 Serial Number: Not Specified
Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "X.org Configured"
 Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
 Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
 Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
 Screen 3 "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
 ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
 FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
 FontPath "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "record"
 Load "dbe"
 Load "glx"
 Load "extmod"
 Load "dri2"
 Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Keyboard0"
 Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Mouse0"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "Protocol" "auto"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor0"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor1"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor2"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor3"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "RelaxedFencing" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card0"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "RelaxedFencing" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card1"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
        #Option "Rotate" # <str>
        #Option "fbdev" # <str>
        #Option "debug" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card2"
 Driver "fbdev"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card3"
 Driver "vesa"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen0"
 Device "Card0"
 Monitor "Monitor0"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen1"
 Device "Card1"
 Monitor "Monitor1"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen2"
 Device "Card2"
 Monitor "Monitor2"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen3"
 Device "Card3"
 Monitor "Monitor3"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Module Size Used by
vesafb 13517 2
coretemp 13361 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 31695 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 64736 1
uvcvideo 72248 0
arc4 12473 2
videobuf2_core 32211 1 uvcvideo
videodev 100264 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
videobuf2_vmalloc 12756 1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops 13184 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
hid_generic 12445 0
snd_hda_intel 33028 3
snd_hda_codec 116476 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 81052 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25425 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51568 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
microcode 18395 0
ath9k 122019 0
mac80211 475415 1 ath9k
i915 470775 0
snd 62520 16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ath9k_common 13781 1 ath9k
ath9k_hw 383981 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
psmouse 90987 0
ath 19435 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
serio_raw 13031 0
drm_kms_helper 45427 1 i915
soundcore 14635 1 snd
lpc_ich 16992 0
cfg80211 180885 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
snd_page_alloc 14108 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
drm 231841 2 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13316 1 i915
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
rfcomm 38103 0
bnep 17790 2
bluetooth 189543 10 rfcomm,bnep
binfmt_misc 17292 1
joydev 17393 0
mxm_wmi 12859 0
acer_wmi 27974 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 acer_wmi
mac_hid 13077 0
video 19069 2 i915,acer_wmi
wmi 18744 2 mxm_wmi,acer_wmi
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usbhid 46022 0
hid 82474 2 hid_generic,usbhid
atl1c 36968 0

b2r@rediff.com (b2r) said : #8

root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm: cannot remove `/etc/X11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm: cannot remove `/etc/X11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reinstallation of xserver-xorg-video-intel is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits)
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.1-devel

Not software rendered: no
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: no

Your Terminal output raises several questions:

1) do you usually log in as root user? Or do you usually log in as normal user? It is better to use sudo instead of using the root account. Please read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
2) did you install Ubuntu side-to-side with Windows in a dual-boot configuration?
3) did you install Ubuntu in VMWare or Virtualbox (virtualization software) instead of installing to a real physical partition?

The following Terminal output is also very bizarre:

root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm: cannot remove `/etc/X11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
root@ubuntu:/home/b2rb2r# sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm: cannot remove `/etc/X11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory

So you are unable to remove the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf , but the command

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

showed the contents of the file....

I do not understand that....

b2r@rediff.com (b2r) said : #10

beats me. yet i use root terminal normally. i have now removed root terminal. i will be careful in future. do u suggest i reinstall 12.04.....

2) did you install Ubuntu side-to-side with Windows in a dual-boot configuration?
3) did you install Ubuntu in VMWare or Virtualbox (virtualization software) instead of installing to a real physical partition?

b2r@rediff.com (b2r) said : #12

ans to both is negative. hav installed to hdd.

I suggest booting various LiveCD's from different distributions of GNU/Linux until you find a distribution where everything works out-of-the-box, including the right screen resolution. This is what I would do.... I suggest first trying Lubuntu 12.10, Kubuntu 12.10, then other distributions like Mint and Debian....

I am suggesting this, because Ubuntu is not running in virtualization software like Virtualbox (on your PC) and deleting the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file did not solve your issue, which is strange.....

I hope others can give a better suggestion....

Just to give you an example of how different your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is, when compared to mine: here are the contents of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Section "Device"
        Identifier "intel"
        Driver "intel"
        Option "AccelMethod" "sna"

Nothing else in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. My screen resolution is just fine, but I am using a Dell Latitude E6500.

And I am running the razorqt desktop environment instead of Gnome, KDE or Unity (2D or 3D)....

Can you help with this problem?

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