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comment Using linux mint 17.2 64x what are my options for kernel upgrades?
Well, you have essentially 3 problems. 1. You are using a custom kernel (liquorix). You have some speed enhancements at the sacrifice of the other problems you mention. 2. Custom kernels are not supported, not by Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, or any other distro. You would have to contact liquorix. and 3. This site is for ubuntu only , you can ask on the Mint forums.
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comment Using linux mint 17.2 64x what are my options for kernel upgrades?
Well if it is not broken don;t fix it
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comment Using linux mint 17.2 64x what are my options for kernel upgrades?
What features of the liquorix kernel do you like ? You can probably run this kernel on any flavor of linux including mint, but you loose (kernel) support when you do not use the default kernels in the repos. You can select which kernel to boot in grub. Otherwise I doubt you find anyone with your hardware who can confirm it will work.
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comment Newest kernel stable or unstable?
I think you are confused with the information from "this" site, kernel.org. The most recent stable release , as of today, is 4.1.6 . 4.2 is listed as "mainline" , not stable. mainline kernels are more likely then the stable kernel to have bugs.
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comment Newest kernel stable or unstable?
The ubuntu mainline ppa is nothing more then a .deb with a pre-compiled kernel using the default ubuntu .config file. The kernel source code is unpatched. It is provided as is, unsupported, designed for kernel testing only. It can not really be used to test the debian or ubuntu kernel patches as you would need to start with the source code, rather the the pre-compiled kernel, to do that.
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comment Newest kernel stable or unstable?
The ubuntu mainline kernel does not directly test any changes or patches to the kernel - " it is handy to be able to test with unmodified upstream kernels to help locate problems in the Ubuntu kernel patches, or to confirm that upstream has fixed a specific issue. To this end we now offer select upstream kernel builds. These kernels are made from unmodified kernel source but using the Ubuntu kernel configuration files." The ubuntu configuration file is NOT the same as ubuntu patches.What you say is true for the kernel in the ubuntu repositories but not the (mainline) ppa the OP linked.
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comment Newest kernel stable or unstable?
See kernel.org/category/releases.html and wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds . If you have a specific question rephrase what you are asking.
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comment How do I know whether I'm running a devel version of Ubuntu?
open a terminal and run cat /etc/issue or lsb_release -a
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comment How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?
I did not post an answer. I downvoted yours with a comment as to why. If you wish you may ask to OP for clarification, but you made an assumption of the meaning of the work "wipe" and if your assumption is wrong the consequence is that potentially sensitive data can be recovered. It is for this reason I down voted your answer as, IMO, you should ask for clarification before you assume and when your assumptions are potentially harmful I will down vote.
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comment How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?
wipe generally means remove the data.
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comment How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?
possible duplicate of Securely erase hard drive using the Disk Utility
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comment How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?
This does NOT delete the data and is very bad advice.
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comment How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?
This does NOT delete the data and is very bad advice.
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comment I am not able to set my Laptop Brightness permanently on Ubuntu 14.04.
What is the exact card and how did you try to change the brightness from the terminal exactly ?
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comment Incorrect Display Resolution
It is a kernel bug and it sounds as if you have a decent work around. Just run the script at log in. If you want a "fix" , identify the exact graphics card and file a bug report
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comment Dock (functionally) similar to Unity or Windows 7
Take a look at LxQT , it provides similar functions and is similar to xfce
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comment IRC client with proper indicator/tray icon
File a bug report ? I have not had any problem with quassel crashing.
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comment Why does gedit require restart to change color scheme to a custom xml?
Because of the way it was coded, there is no way to reload those particular setting without restarting. So it reads those option config files at startup with no reload option.