I've tried LInux Mint Mate vers 14 and 14.1. Both will install and boot OK but I can not log in. Either it doesn't recognize my user name or my password but I've entered them correctly.
I've used Mint since ver 6 and all was well but Mate doesn't log in. I hate Cinamon so I hope someone can point me in the right direction.
To fix this:
At the log in screen type
log in at the prompt
type sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
after it installs, type sudo reboot
This will get into Linux Mint Mate 14 but Mate 14 does not have the startup manager, the sound is screwed up -it just buzzes, the additional drivers app is gone from the control panel. Cinnamon seems to get all the work while Mate was just thrown together. Pity, since it's much better than Cinnamon. After updating everything, I was unable to relog in again so I had to manually reinstall (as above) the nvidia driver again (3rd time) before the log in worked..... I've now deleted 14 and gone back to Mate 13, it works correctly.
Clem, this happened in both ver 14 and 14.1, I have a nvidia card and an AMD 64 cpu