"It's at this point in time that I'm ready to take the
CD out of the drive and snap it in half but instead I decide to see
if I can get the Nvidia graphics driver loaded up into the Live CD.
"When I had this low resolution desktop problem before with an
Ubuntu Live CD I could go to the hardware drivers program and pick
the Nvidia graphics driver and install that. Then I would just have
to reboot the X graphics system and I would be good to go. Well
with Ubuntu 9.04 they decided to disable the hot key combination
needed to be able to restart the X server. This really really
really really pissed me off since now I would have to fire google
up and go look for a solution to this problem. After a while of
browsing around on google I found an article where they talked
about another key combination to reset the X server and this was
using the ALT + SysRq + K I was pleasantly surprised to see that
this key combination reset the X server and I was back in business
with the proper screen resolution.
"This whole issue with the wrong screen resolution being
detected is something I feel has to get fixed ASAP, because if
you're trying to show Linux off to someone and the first impression
they get is it's a hassle to get the most basic things working
correctly it gives Linux a black eye and certainly doesn't come off
as user friendly."