I have an old machine here with a VIA chipset. The default screen resolution is 800x600 but the monitor is a widescreen LCD monitor which is capable of much more.
I've tried to install the ubuntu 10.04 VIA drivers found on their linux drivers page and I followed the instructions. The ./vinstall completed without a problem and I rebooted.
On reboot Xorg didn't start and the log files say the the driver .so file is missing, cannot be found and therefore there are no screens.
Has anybody managed to get this configuration working? My requirements are really only for a basic desktop on the monitor's default resolution.