Hold down left-shift on boot to enter GRUB(http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+so...2/+bugs/511130)
hit "e" to edit the kernel
remove "quiet splash" and replace with "nomodeset single"
control-x to boot
A system recovery screen appears, I selected "start ubuntu normally" (or whatever option is similar) which put me through to a shell login prompt. After logging in to the basic shell I typed:
Which, much to my surprise, launched the Lucid Lynx gui.Code:sbritton@Zarniwoop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
I'm using the standard drivers for my video card (I attempted, but failed to install ATI's catalyst control center.)
Where I'm at now is trying to figure out what changes I need to make to what files to get this gui to launch from boot. Hopefully this helps and moves us forward a bit. If anyone can make any suggestions towards what I did to get the to work this way, and what changes I can make to get this system working, I'd appreciate it!