The main thing I took away from that thread is that stackexchange contains some really dodgy advice!Stevo wrote: "Upgrading" those two critical system libraries very probably means your system is now broken and insane, and you will have trouble installing applications in the future. That's why we go to all the trouble of backporting and making sure our builds won't do that. Why didn't you follow that simple recipe in the thread I linked to add my OBS repo?
Good reading: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?&t=114130
@stsoh, I appreciate some people love to tinker, but if so, always have backups handy, keep all your data and media in a separate data drive/partition, or do your experiments in a virtual machine install or a partition that you don't mind messing up. I suppose that since MX17 has not gone Final yet, you are just trying stuff because you can. If so, that's fine.
But if you intend to keep this partition long term, you will run into issues and it will be hard to support on this forum. You've changed some basic building blocks that other packages may depend on, and further updates of your system may lead to all sort of problems.
There is always the questionable lure of the latest and shiniest kernel, but it's not always true that the newest = the best.
You have an older pc, like you said in viewtopic.php?p=429087#p429087 . Your signature indicates it's an Intel Dual core E5400, which Google search says is an old Pentium. Will you really benefit from the latest kernel?