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okay.. I installed everything and now when I boot.. everything loads but then my monitor goes to sleep and wont turn on...

How do I fix/update or what ever I need to do? Where do I type in the command to update and what it is..

Im really fed up with this Linux gig...
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okay.. I installed everything and now when I boot.. everything loads but then my monitor goes to sleep and wont turn on...

How do I fix/update or what ever I need to do? Where do I type in the command to update and what it is..

Im really fed up with this Linux gig...
Some Arch user will pop in with a possible solution soon.

In the meantime, I would suggest that it doesn't sound like Arch is the best Linux distribution for you at this point in time. You might consider trying something else for a few months, until you have more experience.
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I installed Arch and now I am at the User login, and I enter root/ and then my pass word... HOW DO I get onto the actual operating system???
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I installed Arch and now I am at the User login, and I enter root/ and then my pass word... HOW DO I get onto the actual operating system???

You have to setup the graphic environment. You are in the OS just the command line. Follow the arch beginners guide https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide
It is amazingly thorough.

Basically you need to make a user account, set up sudo (optional but most use it) set ALSA, setup X, install graphic drivers, setup ~/.xinitrc and or login/display manager, then install every app you want. All explained in the above guide.
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When does the screen go black exactly? What display manager are you using (i.e.slim gdm, kdm or just startx command) What desktop environment or window manager are you using? What graphics are you using?

If it is getting to the point where it loads X and then crashing it is probably a xorg.conf problem.

When it goes blank try hitting ctrl-alt-F1 to get to the CLI / run level 3

You picked the second or third most difficult Linux distro so it may be wise to start with Ubuntu. Everyone does.
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HOW DO I get onto the actual operating system???
You're already there You just haven't installed any graphical desktop environment, so Arch is naturally defaulting to a command line environment.
    
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I installed Arch and now I am at the User login, and I enter root/ and then my pass word... HOW DO I get onto the actual operating system???
Unless your willing to get your hands dirty, it sounds like you'd be better suited to a different distribution, like Ubuntu / Mint / Fedora / etc [I call them pre-made distributions].

If, on the other hand, you're willing to be patient and let us help you, Arch can be an excellent distribution.
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You should definitely take a good junk of time to read the Arch documentation before you do anything else. It's clear you have a huge lack of understanding and with a little reading you can clarify everything.
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