i want to install ubuntu, 10.04 alpha preferably, but will go with 9.04 or 9.10 if that matters, and get 1440x900 res on my monitor with my mx440 card. also i would like it to work right, as in things move smoothly, not jerky. so if i open a website, such as this forum, it will scroll up and down smoothly. i do not care about desktop effects, although it would be nice, and i don't want to play video or games on this machine. i only use it to set up a file and print server, and do some occasional websurfing.

tried nvidia driver, nv driver, and whatever it defaults to on load. unless i don't know what i am doing, then ...

i have already tried getting this to work with 9.04, and 10.04 alpha, as well as crunchbang... no success. about to try fedora, but i like ubuntu better.