Hi, I want to bump this (my?) thread to ask some more questions.
I am currently using 3.14.3. I am just curious of the ways to upgrade the kernel still although it sounds like the best ways or methods are either the Liquorix kernel or using the kernel from the actual kernel website:https://www.kernel.org/
If I use the 2nd method, it's just a generic kernel, not compiled specificly for Debian (or LMDE, obviously), correct? Whereas, the liquorix kernel is (i.e. choosing the one for Debian, not Arch, of course)?
I read a post here:viewtopic.php?f=197&t=139025
Could I use those steps (in theory) but of course, substitute the download for the desired kernel (for e.g., 3.15.5)?
I am curious about this topic especially after reading this thread:viewtopic.php?f=199&t=172083
I found it very interesting.
That's my dilemma (always). I like using more recent software so I often use(d) Debian Testing. It's why I tried LMDE in the first place. I am lazy (I guess) so LMDE looked a bit more polished (and a bit less work - also has Firefox and Cinnamon/MATE choices - wasn't available for Debian then). But, I'm reading keeping up with Testing might be easier with KDE or XFCE than Cinnamon.
I guess one could add the Debian Testing repo and then use Testing/Jessie or sid kernel/headers etc., too?
Most of the how-tos' for upgrading the kernel is almost always geared towards Ubuntu. At least, all that I come across. They list Debian but then you notice they are Ubuntu-based and often include Ubuntu ppa etc.. They would work but it should be mentioned.
Thoughts on that? I know hard-core Debian users would shun that.
But, it's another option? I guess using Liquorix is probably the easiest but is 3.15.5 available? Not sure they are always up to date? I notice a patch for 3.15.5 so does that mean 3.15.5 is one of the choices? So long since I've used / tried using Liquorix. Their scripts sometimes gave me trouble (in the past) and some Debian-based distros don't support using sxmi or whatever it's called.
Comments? I hope my updated post is still interesting.
Thanks for the replies.