wayne128 wrote:After adding liquorix repos to /etc/apt/sources.list....
Thank you, that was helpful and got me some interesting results. I was able to install the kernel. Here is the uname result:
but it had messages saying I needed to upgrade some drivers. I ignored that and tried to install the headers, but it came back with a message that I had unmet dependencies and something about not having gcc-4.7 installed, which I do not find in the repos.
At that point, my blood pressure was as high as I want it to get, so I re-booted to see what would happen. Surprisingly, it booted up normally, the displays work, video works, browsing works, etc., so it looks like whatever I ended up with is enough to run the system normally (I hope).
If it continues to run normally and does not freeze, I can hold out with mint until the kernel shows up in the repositories. At worst, I'll go back to ubuntu.