So I was messing around. I installed debian, everything worked fine. I had to re-install debian for whatever reason. It decided to do something different and now I'm stuck with a 800x600 resolution (display settings don't allow me to go above). I think my problem is similar to this one:
because I'm pretty sure that it's using the VESA driver. Now I'm hoping I can change VESA to the appropriate intel driver. My questions are:
- how would I change to using the appropriate intel graphics driver (gma3600) ?
- would changing this driver require reinstalling the operating system? (there was talk of this in the thread I linked to). Or which kernel do I need to have?
Part of the reason why I'm asking is because this seems to require a lot of sensitive configuration and I don't want to spend the next couple of hours (days) troubleshooting.
If it makes any difference the processor is an intel atom N2600.