I have a problem with the terminal on my Ubuntu netbook. Whenever I open the terminal it is completely transparent without a menubar or anything, and I can't see the text at all. Right clicking on it and messing around with the profiles doesn't do anything, and basically the only thing that the terminal shows is a silhouette. I know it's still there because if I click on the terminal and type in
unity -- reset
Unity appears to reset, and the terminal is again visible but I lose the ability to alt-tab and my taskbar is gone.
All help would be appreciated.