I would like to install a more recent kernel, as of now I have linux-image-3.16, and I would like to upgrade to 3.19 to achieve better compatibility (here's to hoping my GPU/motherboard fans will work as expected). However, when instaling linux-headers and linux-image 3.19, after rebooting I get a blank screen at the end of the boot sequence, when I was supposed to reach the login screen. The system completely hangs, and I can't reach the text consoles.
Is this doable? I'd love to be able to keep a more recent kernel, without having to ditch Freya because my fans don't work. On Luna this was almost effortless and had no issues doing it.
EDIT: Further info: Freya running on Lenovo y510p, Core i7, 16GB RAM, SSD and Nvidia SLI with Nvidia privative driver.