Monday, November 21, 2011

[SOLVED] Is your desktop stretched in Ubuntu? How to install Intel EMGD drivers in Ubuntu?

One problem I faced with my Asus EeePC 1101HA was adjusting the screen resolution. Things would appear really stretched when I installed Ubuntu 11.04. The Display option would have only one option for me (4:3). A little research on the topic and I found the following commands to actually install the Intel EMGD drivers which would give me enough options to choose from:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gma500/emgd
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xorg-emgd emgd-dkms emgd-xorg-conf
sudo emgd-xorg-conf

Run these codes one after another and then reboot to changes take effect. Now go to

System -> Monitors

You would be able to see all the available options for the monitor configuration.

Hope this solves your problem of adjusting monitor configurations.


  1. It is not solving the issue. From line 3 onwards ubuntu shows error message.