thanks Husse for the help.
besides my .Xauthority being corrupt. My other problem I figured out also.
I seems that Mint doesn't have any thing that warns you when your hard drive is full. Seems like something that should be added in the future.
What happened was this. I installed simple backup and set it up to backup my info to a usb hard drive. Well when I rebooted mint assigned a different id to the hard drive, (ie, first time was /media/drive, second time was /media/drive1).
Anyway simple backup when it couldn't find the usb drive created it's own drive under /media/drive. And began to backup my drive. I kept checking the usb drive and saw that it wasn't backing up my info and was trying to track down what was happening. When all of a sudden my computer went haywire. Well needless to say I have found my backups and cleared my hard drive and now everything works perfect as it did.
I think that if mint had a notification about when your hard drive was 90% full or something like it, this could help others avoid this problem.
I have a 500gb hard drive with 200gb of info.
Thanks a bunch.