So this WAS my problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2087519
(Summary: I installed directx by mistake and could not fix resolution)
So bascially to fix the above problem I uninstalled wine with the following command:
sudo apt-get –purge remove wine
but it said wine wasn't installed so I ran this command:
sudo apt-get purge wine\*
and that deleted stuff for a couple of minutes.
I also deleted my .wine folder.
When it was done my problem didn't fix itself, so I opened my internet browser back up. I then noticed my terminal had disappeared. I tried to alt+tab to it which made my screen lock up for a second. Then my internet browser became full screen and I got an error that I cannot remember now, but it said that some file had crashed or something. I couldn't see or get to my desktop, and when I tried to close the internet browser the computer just froze. I forced a restart, and when I try to launch Ubuntu it just sits there at a blank black screen.
All I did was uninstall wine so I have no idea what happened. I'd really like to avoid reinstalling Ubuntu and losing all the work I have, if that's at all possible. I'm really stuck here so I'd appreciate some kind of help.
Let me know if you need any other information. Thanks a lot.