Try this first..
Next try this..
- ctrl alt F1
--try the terminal in the full screen console
ctrl alt F7
--gets the graphic desktop reloaded..
- If this works without hanging the system and does give you a prompt
- sudo apt-get update
--will refresh the system, the /etc/apt/sources.list file
- sudo apt-get upgrade
--clean up any older data
- sudo apt-get clean
- sudo apt-get autoclean
- sudo apt-get autoremove
--you will get a list of what the command is about to do..
--shows the terminals, bash environment, which should have: as the last 4 lines..
In mint menu>control center>System>Users and Groups
--create a new user include in the admin group or match the settings you have for the first user as far as groups go..Now see if that users' gnome-terminal has the correct bash prompt and does/does not cause any problems
If this works, the problem is something in your settings/customization for the initial user
--so some careful checking of the control panel settings is required..Finally..last option...
Instead of reinstalling gnome-terminal
, use remove and install
So, in synaptic (package manager) ..mint menu>system>Package Manager
Search for gnome-terminal or terminal
- Mark for complete removal
- If you don't have bleachbit installed, install bleachbit and clean up your user files, by running bleachbit