In an attempt to fix some minor issues with the splash screen, I ran this script: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/script-to-fix-ubuntu-plymouth-for.html
Big mistake. My resolution is now stuck at 1024x768 (the screen is 1280x900). I can't change it through the Monitors settings, and either there's lots of old guides out there or my Xorg config doesn't exist. I tried running the cleanup version of the "fix script" but nothing changed. Oh and the graphics settings are also at minimum all of a sudden.
I also tried all sorts of dpkg --reconfigures, no luck there either.
alexander@natty:~$ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 61.0* 800x600 61.0