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What you want is the vesa driver, that is the driver that is loaded when it can't load a proper driver. With Linux hardware detection being so good these days and everything working out of the box most of the time, this doesn't happen often anymore.
You'll have to do it manually by editing the xorg.conf.
uhmmm... I just come to know how many different is Ubuntu 10.10 and remember why I dislike the "ubuntu way".
Grub2 is a damned messed-up bootloader and all the old options at boot-time are disappeared.
It seems like Ubuntu purpots to know what you need and to work everytime out-of-the-box but when you have to face some issue you have to fight against Ubuntu.
I mean: no simple grub configuration, no inittab, no hier respect.
Ubuntu is far to be *NIX-like how Windows is.
Sorry if anyone disagree with me, but, seriously, I manage different O.S. servers (RHEL, CentOS, Slacky, Suse Enterprise) and, as a general rule, a Linux System is a Linux System so that maybe the locations of files can be different and so the way to do things (rpm vs tarballz etc); more you can have even command prepared scripts such "service" to start and stop services and daemons (still you can use the old /etc/rc.d/servicename start/stop/restart) but in Ubuntu nope.
I'll never recommend Ubuntu to anyone.