Don't have the logo either!
OK. Here is some more important info'.
IMHO there is a hardware failure problem. My printer that was working fine has now stopped being recognized. If I plug it into another usb port it will work (sometimes). I know that my phone works in Peppermint 3 so I live booted Peppermint 3 onto the laptop and it won't recognize it. Just plugged my phone into my netbook with Peppermint 3 and it works a treat. I recently asked in another thread for advice on buying a cheap Computer as my laptop seems to be failing. I now think that that is the case. Many error messages and peripherals not working properly, overheating and slow performance.
I have a Laptop which has sat unused for a couple of years. I am now going to upgrade the memory and install Peppermint 3.
Thanks for all the help.
Yes Mark, I was wrong it was 12.04 not 12.10, sorry.