Bring TTYs back and Plymouth resolution on Sony Vaio VPCS11E7E with Ubuntu 14.04

In a terminal

sudo apt-get install v86d

then open /etc/default/grub and edit GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and GRUB_GFXMODE as follows

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1360x768-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"


echo uvesafb mode_option=1360x768-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap | sudo tee -a /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
sudo update-grub
sudo update-initramfs -u

Thus the Ubuntu logo at boot will be at the correct resolution and you will have your TTYs back.