Before using Linux Mint Debiab Edition(LMDE) I was using Ubuntu-12.04LTS . It was my worst experience with ubuntu. It looks like Ubuntu12.04LTS is not matured. I've faced lots of problems like mousepad freezes , after updates system get creashed , lots of bug reporting etc . Anyway I'm not anti-ubuntu .
In frustration I removed Ubuntu12.04 and installed LMDE on my Dell Vostro-1540 (core-i3).
Since the kernel is built with LMDE 201 109 486, then the default kernel is only able to detect a single core . Result was ,I've experienced some sort have 'hang' during my Android application development .
I decided to install the kernel 686, exactly 686-PAE. This kernel is the best solution for running LMDE on 'multi-core' system .
No need to worry about it .
Simple steps are here to install linux-kernel-i686.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install linux-image-686 linux-headers-686-pae
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install linux-image-486 linux-headers-486
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install linux-image-amd64 linux-headers-amd64