Currently running Mint 13 KDE, things are good, rock solid.
The only issue I’ve always had is the headphone socket does not cut my laptop speakers off unless I startup with headphones connected. This is not a Mint or KDE issue as I have in the past tried different distros.
I’ve attempted all sorts of fixes including the ALSA daily builds, but to no avail..... Not a big problem, I’ve learnt to live with it..... This is not my question
When I tried Mint 14 live (and Kubuntu 12.10) I noticed that the headphones worked properly. I figured this might be down to the newer kernel (3.5 instead of my current 3.2).
So in an attempt to fix my LTS install I installed the 3.5 kernel using the Ubuntu PPA. And yes! The headphone socket worked!
But once I activated my nvidia driver the system crashed horribly ..... Totally borked.... I could only recover using ‘alt+PrtScrn R.E.I.S.U.B’ and selecting the old kernel upon boot.
So finally to my question…
If I actually installed Mint 14 would I necessarily have the same driver issue?