I am new to Linux and I have installed Mandrake Linux with the KDE desktop as the default. I successfully installed everything just fine and the KDE desktop started up no problem. I then changed my monitor resolution and I was told to log out and back in to change my monitor settings. When I logged out, I came to a command line interface and entered my log in name and password, which I assumed would log me back in, however, it does nothing but leave me at the command line. I did some searching around the net and tried to enter"startkde" and when I do that, some gibberish happens on my screen and then nothing.....please help, what do I do???
PS- If anyone can recommend a book to help my learn, I would appreciate it.