If you right click on the mouse when it's over the desktop, can you open any menus? Ctrl-ALT-BACKSPACE should kill and restart the X server; try that to see if the X server is hung. CTRL-ALT-F[1-9] should switch you to a text console, see if you can do that and log in. That will let you look around a bit.
Ok - i did that! and it logged off and had me log back on- I also went into recovery mode and chose
Repair Broken packages
All seems to be ok now- will keep you guys informed!
Apparently i have it set to auto-login when I installed Linux Mint! We shall see how it goes!
Edited by paul88ks, 16 August 2015 - 09:41 PM.