#StackBounty: #linux #linux-mint #blank-screen Why Is My GUI Screen Blank On Linux Startup When I Can Still See & Use The Login Scr…

Bounty: 50

I’m not very experienced with Linux (at all), so please forgive me if I am using terms incorrectly.

I am running Mint on my laptop (an old Dell). I had no issues until I downloaded Zoom yesterday. Now there’s a problem.

I can see the login screen with the box to verify my username and type in the password. But once I do that, I’m brought to the GUI screen with nothing visible except the mouse cursor. I can move it around but there’s nothing to see or click, just a black screen.

I am able to go to the command terminal (wrong term? It’s the text screen to enter code) and I have learned how to view the desktop content as text. It’s all there as far as I can tell by reading file names.

Does anyone know how I can do a simple fix to see and interact with my desktop again?

Get this bounty!!!

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