So just to finalise the question/answer, it is not possible for me to install the correct drivers for my laptop on Ubuntu 10.04. I will have to wait for Ubuntu 12.04 if I want to stick with LTS releases?
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A40:
CPU: Mobile Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz RAM: 2Gb HDD: 80Gb GPU: Intel 852GME
To install Ubuntu 10.04.3, I had to enter
i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa just to get started. This has allowed me to successfully install 10.04.3, but I don't seem to have any graphics acceleration.
So my question is, are there any drivers available for Ubuntu for the Intel 852GME chipset? I would like to try out Unity (not Unity2D) which I can't do at the moment