So you want to compile and maybe even apply a patch to the kernel but you've always thought that's too difficult? Well, it isn't, thanks to KernelCheck, a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.).
To make it even easier, I've recorded a screencast on how to use KernelCheck to compile the kernel and how to apply a patch:
You can also watch it @ YouTube.