On the advice of some members on this site, I formatted my hdd, and reinstalled Kubuntu.... a simple "20 min" installation has me banging my head off the wall now for two flippin days..
My partitions are now setup right. I don't however have a pc that I can use. I have dual monitors, and am running the 11.10 Kubuntu.
I had my pc running, and all seemed ok. I then went to activate the 3d in graphics. I have a geforce210, with dual monitors running..1 vga, and 1 dvi. After activating 3 d...i was told I need to restart for the graphics to be right. So I rebooted, and the pc started up. When Kubuntu came to the login screen, I only had one monitor....that's weird...usually have 2. Enter my password, and kubuntu starts. Only one screen, and the panels from the screen are all over the place. So, after reading..I saw that I needed to purge nvidia, using terminal. I did that. I then restarted the pc. At the login screen I get both displays. I log in, and can see the wallpaper that I have added. The panels are all over the place, and the screen will not stop flickering. after 10 seconds of that, the screen goes black. I can enter into a tty, but as soon as I leave the tty screen, the monitors go black again. I went and had a smoke, and when I came back I had the same desktop on both screens, but no panels. If I right click on the screen, I get run command, add widgets, add panel, activities, lock widgets, lock screen, leave, configure page.
If I click on any of those it does nothing. If I try to go to the activities in the top right of the screen, it flashes for all of a microsecond, and then disappears again. If I reboot the pc, it starts all over again. I cannot get anywhere, except tty, by pressing ctrl-alt-f2.
I am so frustrated by Linux at this point. I couldn't spare the "20 minutes" to reload Kubuntu, and now I am 2 days into this, with nothing working. I am a student, and needed to be using my springbreak doing my assignments, not farting around with linux. I need to get this fixed asap.