I recently installed LINUX Petra Mate version 16. After 10 days and about 30 hours work I finally got it to boot on my MSI z87-g55 board. I also now know a whole lot more about EFI thenn I ever wanted to know. 30 Hours of my life that I will never get back. But it never worked using UEFI, So I reformatted using MBR and fortuantely the ami EFI BIOS has a legacy option. An yes, secure boot was not used. On the MSI board you can only activate it if you are using Windows 8.
Anyway.. The Problems:
1. The network connection icon on the lower left side of the screen has a red x and indicates the network manager is not working. Going to network connections on the control panel shows that there are no internet connections. But the internet works anyway. Which I am glad of but this makes me nervious that when I actually need it the network will stop working.
2. I can no longer see pdf icons as previews. Instead I see pdf logos. This is a show stopper for me since I have thousands of PDFs and find themn by looking at the icon previews (it shows the cover of the pdf document). When lloking for a pdf I never know the file name.n Without the icons being a preview of the cover I cannot find the pdf I am looking for except by opening them one by one. Caja provides such previewes in Mint 15 (Caja version 1.4). Can this be fixed somehow?
3. When logging on I get an error message whether I want to make X-client my default since the default ubunutu.desktop cannot be found, I tell it to continue logging on anyway and it seems to work. I don't want to make x-client my default because I have no idea what it is or what trhe impact will be.