I just downloaded Mint 14, Gnome, Mate, 32 bit and running it as Live DVD. The laptop with built in SD reader shows the media icon right on the desktop. A pop up message is asking what application I would like to use to view the files.
Sorry, not very experienced with this. Best I can do. Stuff just seems to work for me, most of the time.
Lindows, Linspire, Freespire, Ubuntu, Mint 15 Cinnamon, Mint 16 XFCE, Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit.