I'm currently trying to troubleshoot a situation in which the person I'm helping has an ASUS LCD monitor that isn't displaying properly. The highest resolution available to her is 1024x768. Her computer is perfectly capable of outputting the 1440x900 native resolution of the monitor, but obviously drivers are at a premium here.
I know that forcing resolution is possible, but I'm not quite sure how to do it, and past entries on it are rather scattered. She has the latest Ubuntu build.