Custom usplash resolution in Ubuntu

Recently I made a clean install of Ubuntu 9.04 on my Thinkpad T61.
I configured the figerprint, the accelerometer is reporting correct values.
I did not like the default resolution at boot. So I created a custom usplash.conf file:

sudo joe /etc/usplash.conf

I should contain these lines:

xres=1680
yres=1050

The next step was to update the “initial RAM disk”, that is used when the system boots up:

sudo update-initramfs -u

Next, I modified my /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
I added as a parameter for the current kernel the value vga=872:

kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7281a5b5-6dd5-4011-beff-27339b4b9693 ro splash vga=872

Nice and clean!

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