I'm pretty new to Linux and completely new to Linux Mint
I'm running Linux Mint 14 Mate on my desktop and up to yesterday everything was fine. I then tried to download different themes of which some did not really work. Also I installed wine and a windows-program. Today, I started the computer again and an empty desktop was provided from the system.
- The wallpaper was gone
- the panel including the menu disappeared
- I can't switch between programs with ALT+TAB anymore
I tried to find the solution by searching this forum as well as the internet but didn't succeed so far. One point seems really strange to me:
When I right-click on the desktop and open the "change background of the desktop" (I'm not sure if it's the correct translation to english), the window is called Cinnamon-settings! I thought I'm running Mate???
Another thing: I figured out, I can start the panel by opening a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and then enter "mate-panel". But it disappears again when I close the terminal and ALT+TAB still does not work.
Also I tried to install the .deb-packages suggested here but two of them had errors during installation due to dependencies to packages of which my system has different versions
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance!