The installation of a vanilla kernel on Linux Mint 13 is very simple. Once you have downloaded the kernel tarball from kernel.org you will have to unpack the tarball: tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory thus created and run make mrproper to make sure the kernel source tree is clean. C:\HOME\FLYNN\DOCUMENTS> cd …