The hack I use is called screen spanning doctor, download here:

http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html

Works great and I have been using it for over a year without any problems on my 1.2ghz iBook G4. Avoid the Clamshell option it offers you, While others may differ I would not reccomend running the iBook with the lid closed.
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