Thanks for the link! I now have the Liquorix kernel running without any problems. In fact, two problems I had with the stock Mint kernel are resolved which was the reason I wanted to try it in the first place. One was that my laptop got very hot and the other was that the screen wouldn't turn off like I'm used to. The screen was blanked, but not off. Also, the computer seems faster, especially after it has been running for a while. The boot splash got messed up but I installed and ran Super Boot Manager and got my pretty boot back by adjusting the settings for Plymouth. I would assume that other updates may come along for Mint 14 that could potentially break the current compatibility on my computer. Since I'm not using any proprietary drivers the whole process was relatively painless.