I have recently upgraded to Kernel 3.10-2-686-pae and installed NVIDIA driver, too.
The driver installation finished without errors and I rebooted the machine.
However, the boot process ends with the login console (black screen where I have to enter user name and password).
I checked if mdm is running, and this is confirmed by /etc/init.d/mdm status.
Seems like Cinnamon is not starting automatically.
When I enter startx in the console, the desktop launches and I can use it with one restriction:
The shutdown applet is not working, means I cannot shutdown, reboot, etc. the machine from the applet.
Instead I must shutdown the machine from terminal using sudo shutdown -Ph now.
Can you please help me to fix these issues?