I recently had a less than pleasurable encounter with Mint. When I tried to login, the system would simply blink and return me to the login screen again. I tried https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+bug/278617, but I did not find pam_smbpass.so. I decided to try commenting some of the options, but they only gave me critical error messages. I hope somebody can respond to me as soon as possible, for many important files are in my mint partition.
I run a Macbook 2,1 with rEFIt and a Mint 6 KDE CE partition.