I downloaded the newest version of Linux Mint a while ago and booted up the livecd. It worked perfectly that time, and the whole system looked very nice, but I didn't have the time to install it on that day, so I shut down my computer and planned to use the livecd again to explore Mint a little more and possibly install it. However, every time after that first boot, GNOME seems to not load correctly. The background loads, and a blank white bar appears at the bottom of my screen where the panel should be. My mouse is there but when I right- or left- click, nothing happens. However, the 3d desktop works when I use ctrl+alt+left or right or down, etc.
So I'm guessing this is a problem with GNOME. However, it doesn't make sense because I didn't change anything between the first livecd boot and all the others. I even tried burning a new cd, and had the exact same result. Does anyone know what happened or what I can do to make Mint boot correctly from the livecd?