I ran into an unfortunate flaw installing Mint 17 in Parallels 9. Mint 17 is built upon Ubuntu 14.04.
Here’s what I did:
- Complete the install
- Install Parallels Tools
- Log in as usual; don’t panic that the display and Cinnamon interface is a bit wonky
- From the Parallels’ Devices menu under Keyboard, select Ctrl-Alt-1 to bring you to a console
- Log in again
- Then execute the following:
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.`date +%Y%m%0d` /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf
Once I logged back in the graphics and Cinnamon interface displayed fine.
Let me know how this works for you!