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Simply login in and enter "startx" or "startkde" (which one works).You should be in.
EDIT:If its BOOTLOADER question.Try booting with another bootloader or run a live ubuntu cd-rom (I am acting old with the termology) and launch boot-repair
When grub comes up it says ubuntu 14.04, I hit enter - it goes to a black screen like I'm in the terminal. Asks for login and password. After that it's just a command line.
Oh I didn't say that the Arch install (guess you could call it that) didn't do anything to grub. I'm guessing it did something to grub - or, well it did something to something!!
Anyway if I enter startx the reply is that it can not connect to the X server.
If I got to /usr/share/applications and type firefox. It then says no display specified. I'm on another hd in the same machine. I can access the other drive from Dolphin. This drive (the one I'm on) has grub on it. So maybe there's something I can access to get KDE to start??
I didn't try startkde - so I'll log out and try that, I'll be back w/ what happened.
I got a lot of good suggestions from people who are interested in making Linux work right. Which is terrific and appreciated.
I did wind up trying the boot repair disk. I was surprised at how well the program was coded. It is powerful and did get my linux distro. up again. The only problem it would not adjust the resolution. It was low and no other resolution were listed. So about 8 higher resolutions would not show-up. The resolution did not allow the machine to run efficiently.
So I don't know what Arch did to mess up my video resolution, but the program couldn't adjust the video and therefore I couldn't fix or use distro.
I had to re-install Kubuntu, there didn't seem to be any other solution. I did that and I'm back up.
Don't know if anyone will find any of this useful. But it least those that took an interest know what happened and how it was (sorta) fixed.
thanks again to everyone - my experiences here have always been top-notch and as I already said, most appreciated.
I got that - and I'm not going to quit until I get it right. To many people say to many good things about Arch linux to ignore it.
And right I didn't understand the scope of being an installer. Which sounds dumb - oh well so be it. And what I did, I believe is try the on-line installer. I didn't understand what was going on, and that's when my Kubuntu partition was shot. I suss that I did it and although I did accuse Arch all I can do now is apologize - So Sorry Arch and your myriad of devotees. I'm going to try again!!
Funny thing, burnin' a few iso's etc. made my dvd burner kaput. Brand new on a fairly new machine (6 weeks). But a memory stick did the trick.
Thanks for taking the time to paste all those links. I'm gonna look at each one. I'm sure (hopefully) I'll get it this time....
It is interesting that GRUB was fixed and able to bring Kubuntu up. But, only with one low resolution?? If at that point I could of somehow fixed the resolution problem the system would have been restored. Re-installation really wasn't a big hassle - anyway. However I did feel at the time that it might be the over-kill solution - but it was a solution that worked.!