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01-Jul-2012, 02:37 PM #1
Having trouble with external monitor [Ubuntu]
When I connect my Ubuntu netbook to an external monitor I get orange lines radiating off of everything as if I turned up the contrast; eventual after changing both settings on my monitor and netbook I get to work. I believe that it is an issue with Ubuntu + the monitor, not my GPU because everything acts normal with the netbook's display, but I would like some help resolving my issue.

Upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 (not a fresh install)
Asus eeepc 1005pe netbook
Envision professional series monitor 1280x1024

Acts the same with ubuntu2D/ ubuntu
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04-Jul-2012, 12:27 PM #2
What type of video card does your netbook have, nVidia or ATI?
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04-Jul-2012, 03:02 PM #3
Intel.
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04-Jul-2012, 08:49 PM #4
Have you checked under Additional Drivers to see if it uses one of the proprietary drivers? You can browse the menus for that, or run jockey-gtk in a terminal.

I know sometimes, at least from what I've seen, Ubuntu offers both current and beta (post-release?) drivers to install if you need proprietary drivers.
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06-Jul-2012, 01:18 AM #5
I checked under additional drivers and found nothing.
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06-Jul-2012, 08:15 PM #6
What is the specific Intel mobile chipset in your netbook? Perhaps if there is a proprietary driver out there, that would solve your problem.

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-010512.htm is what I found on Intel's site, do any of these apply?
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06-Jul-2012, 10:35 PM #8
Where do I download?
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07-Jul-2012, 05:05 PM #9
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/ seems to be the place that that page links to.

Note that it is not Intel that hosts that, but these should hopefully do the trick.
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07-Jul-2012, 05:13 PM #10
Thanks! But which driver do I download, or do I download each one and compile it?
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07-Jul-2012, 10:06 PM #11
To be honest, I'm not 100% sure!

Some of the early versions seem to support GMA 3xxx versions, but I'm not sure if the latest installations are include previous drivers. So you might try one of the older versions first and see what happens.

Also, it's possible you might have one of these drivers installed by default, though you could just be using a generic video drivers. You might could try using a combination of the methods on these two links to see what module your video card is using.

I'm no super huge Linux guru, so hopefully these drivers will do the trick. When it gets to module probing and whatnot, I can get lost if it gets too deep, and video drivers are just a pain to install in Linux, especially manually.
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