I installed LMDE 64 bit (combi version with Cinnamon and MATE) on my new HP Folio 13, as follows:
sda1 ext4 /boot 2Gb
sda2 ext4 / 54 Gb
sda3 ext4 /home 57Gb
sda4 swap 6Gb
On a 128 Gb SSD
Before I installed I saw there was lots of problems with backlights not working on all Linux distros with the HP Folio 13, and so did the work around on boot for install, then edited Grub after install adding the text 'acpi_backlight=vendor' in the line as advised.
MATE was working fine, and Cinnamon looked nice, but didn't really work. There was a black screen to the login window, which was also black, but I just logged in anyway.
So I did the update, which on my dial up connection (I live in the Himalayas) took 3 nights.
This morning the update completed and after wards the Folio would not boot on '3.2.0-3-amd 64', but worked fine on '3.2.0-2-amd-64'
I was hoping that as the notebook was new, the backlight issues would be sorted and would come in the updates.
Now I'm worried that I'm stuck with an old kernel that works, and a new one that doesn't.
If I do an auto clean up (like Bleechbit), would this remove my old kernel and render the Notebook useless?
I would like to get the login screen back as well.
Any advice would be appreciated, I'm sure there is much to learn!