I have just installed Linux Mint, which went smooth. And it seems to be working fine. However, when i try to run Terminal from the Start menu, a white box instead of Terminal comes up, but in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen there still is the mie@xxxx: ~$ box. When I try to run a file by clicking 'run in terminal' nothing happens. I can, however, start Terminal from Alt + F2 and then type Xterm.
I am new on Linux, so I need a couple of good ideas to what might be wrong??