Upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 on Fujitsu esprimo now display won't give correct rsolution

Asked by david smith on 2010-07-24

I had this problem when i installed Ubuntu initially, but the upgrade to 9.10 solved it quickly, now I have just upgraded to 10.04 and am back to the 800x600 resolution only. How can I solve this? My laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo mobile 5535

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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display

Thanks

david smith (djs-macgabhan) said : #2

Hi Actionparsnip

Output was as follows ...

*-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: pm agp agp-3.0 cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:d4000000-d401ffff ioport:9000(size=128)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1483069

You need an xorg.conf file to get decent res, SiS chips are weird in Linux.

There's also this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=958967&page=38

david smith (djs-macgabhan) said : #4

Dear actionparsnip ans marcobra

Many thanks for your help, problem is now solved, got the drivers from actions second thread and moved them to the drivers file then made an xorg.conf file. Some issues around file permissions, but overcame these using sudo in the terminal.

Works perfectly now

Best

Mac