Alternative drivers to PSB (Poulsbo)
These settings have been tested on Lucid and Maverick. This will very likely work on older versions of Ubuntu. It does not give you the performance you get with the Poulsbo driver, but the good news is you get the right resolution and can still use sleep and hibernation.
Getting 1366x768 resolution
Create file /etc/grub.d/01_915resolution with lines
echo insmod 915resolution echo 915resolution 58 1366 768 32
chmod +x /etc/grub.d/01_915resolution
In file /etc/default/grub, assign value 1366x768x32 to variables GRUB_GFXMODE and GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX:
reboot, now you have 1366x768 resolution.
Using fbdev driver
For slightly better performance, install the fbdev X driver.
Note: first set resolution with steps mentioned above!
Install v86d package, execute:
sudo apt-get install v86d
Then add this line to /etc/modules
uvesafb vbemode=0x011b nocrtc mtrr=2
create /etc/X11/xorg.conf, replacing possible Vesa driver.
Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Module" Load "dri" Load "GLcore" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Default Device" Driver "fbdev" EndSection
If you find video playback is distorted or jumpy, open a terminal window and type gstreamer-properties. In the program window that appears, select the Video tab and, in the Plugin dropdown list beneath Default Output, select X Window System (No Xv).