I'm running LMDE with MATE and Cinnamon on a Samsung NB-210 netbook. Dual-boot with Windows. Previously I was running Mint LXDE on the same machine with no problem.
LMDE worked fine for a week or two, but now the LMDE startup screen fails to load. Instead I get a login command line, and them the message:
"The display server has been shut down about 6 times in the last 90 seconds. It is likely that something bad is going on. . . "
This happens every time I select LMDE from the GRUB menu.
This is the second attempt at installing LMDE on this computer. After the first installation, I had this exact problem as well. That time, though, the problem appeared after I uninstalled gnome-bluetooth, so I assumed that had caused it. This time I didn't do anything to the system between the last successful startup and the beginning of the problem.
Any ideas about how to address this?