This is my "Man-Cave" workshop computer, just to do Arduino programming mainly, but I like to keep it neat and up to date, hence U-Mate. I have now moved all my machines, in this order RPi3, i-5 Desktop, MacBookPro and eeePC over to U-Mate. Getting robust environments that perform well and are consistent (as much as can be expected) across these machines is excellent.
rob@eeePC:~$ inxi -ACDMNSG
System: Host: eeePC Kernel: 4.8.0-37-generic i686 (32 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.16.0 Distro: Ubuntu 16.10
Machine: System: ASUSTeK product: B202
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5LD2EB-DHS v: Rev 1.xx
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1114 date: 09/03/2009
CPU: Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1067 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 12.0.3
Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-37-generic
Network: Card-1: Ralink RT2790 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe driver: rt2800pci
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Drives: HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (12.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST980811AS size: 80.0GB
I have connected this computer to a Philips older 4:3 screen (1280x1024, 19") using the supplied DVI-> VGA adapter and found the screen was not auto detected. Using a DVI-D ->DVI-D cable cured this totally. Thanks to Wolfman and others for tracking this solution down.
Using this provided a temporary remedy until the new cable arrived -
xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode VGA1 "1280x1024_60.00"
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode "1280x1024_60.00"
Cheers and thanks to all the people who contribute to the U-Mate community, Rob