I just did a clean install of Linux Mint on my laptop. It is an Asus G-75VW. Whenever I try to login to a Cinnamon Session (normal or 2D) it gives me a black screen with my mouse pointer on it (which I can move) for a few seconds and then goes back to the login screen. I know the password was right because it plays the login sound as it goes to the black screen.
However, when I try to do the same thing except in a Gnome session, it works fine and logs me right in.
I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling Cinnamon to no avail.
What might be causing this and how can I fix it?
EDIT: Interestingly, MATE works, but for some reason whenever I run it, it looks NOTHING like any MATE session I have ever seen:
Contrast this with what Linux Mint Mate Edition is supposed to look like out of the box:
http://linuxmint.com/pictures/screensho ... a/mate.png
Why is this?