I've decided to try Linux Mint for more than a minute
but ran into a problem. When switching over to a terminal (using CTRL+ALT+F1 for example) and switch back to the desktop, I get a black screen. No white cursor flashing in the upper left corner. Nothing at all.
I'm using a Dell Dimension 3600 with 80gb hard drive space and 512mb of RAM. The video is integrated onto the motherboard.
I should mention, Cinnamon crashes and goes into fallback mode when loading.
Can I please get some help?