I startup my laptop. the mint logo appears, then the mouse pointer, then the screen goes to blank and no desktop appears.
I am using linux mint 17.1 xfce.
using ctrl+alt+f2, shows: "[drm:intel_enable_lvds] ERROR timed out waiting for panel to power on".
There is a login prompt, when I do: ctrl+alt+f1. Also, for 1 second, there is a loging prompt after the mint logo appears. After startup, when I close the lid for a half a minute and open it again, the screensaver is activated, I type in my password and then the desktop appears again. I looked in the var/log/syslog, but I don't know what to look for. There is a lot of data in that log file Question: how do you go back/exit after typing ctrl+alt+f1?
how do you solve this? I am a novice with linux.