From looking around and stuff, I found that linux does not like some of these intel integrated chipsets and for some reason or another (I think incomplete/missing driver information for this type of integrated vid card), and it sometimes doesn't work even if you edit xorg.
The quickest fix that might work is to type
in the console - found this from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=3...t=915resolution
if that doesn't work, it is also described and fixed here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=326211
The thing that worked the best there was to install the xserver-xorg-video-intel (universe) driver
pg 2 quote
I managed to solve this problem for myself by installing xserver-xorg-video-intel (universe) which appears to be a build of the experimental modesetting branch of the driver. This obsoletes 915resolution. Change the driver in xorg.conf to intel (from i810) after installation.
hope this helps and good luck.
Edited by nforce, 15 July 2007 - 02:41 AM.