tyraen wrote:I had pretty good results too, but after putting the laptop to sleep (and failing to wake up), I can no longer login to my desktop. I can't tell from dmesg or syslog what is happening, but when I switch to TTY and execute a restart, I see some nouveau errors popup. I can login fine when I go back to 3.5 kernels.
Update: I managed to get logged in using the KDE Failsafe session. I'll have to see if I can figure anything out from the logs. I thought I might be able to login regularly after logging in via KDE Failsafe, but it still "freezes" after username/password authentication.
By nouveau, do you mean Nvidia's video driver? My laptop has an Intel chipset. It is pure Intel from what I intel.
Had some wonky experiences copying files to a flash drive--the bits per second and time remaining were wildly off and variable, and the message box itself kept getting messed up, but that may be a KDE bug for all I know, as I don't copy files to a flash drive every day.
Haven't had any kernel problems on my Lenovo Thinkpad R60 with intel everything.
I DID have a HUGE problem with my htpc rig when upgrading to Linux kernel 3.8.2 and I had to back out of the new kernel version. You know, go into Synaptic and completely remove the 3.8.2. "kernel" files (search for "kernel", to find). Fortunately for me, it was not necessary to use the grub menu to boot with 3.5 in order to remove 3.8.2, despite an old and probably outdated message by Clement in this forum indicating so. I say fortunately, because I couldn't get my grub menu to pause or to respond when I pounded on the keys as the machine booted. I don't know what option I had missed in /etc/default/grub but in the end, it was not necessary...
My problem with the htpc involved the optical s/pdif audio. The htpc was rendered completely silent. Later somebody on my blog suggested I should have tried alsamixer to reconfig the audio, and he may be right about that, but at the time I was so flummoxxed by a silent htpc, which is a worthless htpc, that I just regressed to Linux kernel 3.5 automatically. Don't plan on any more such experiments any time soon. In fact I may not upgrade that htpc at all in the future. I kept reminding myself of the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Maybe I'll wait until the next version of XFCE, which is what my htpc runs.
Oh yeah, and this is funny--the day I installed 3.8.2 on my htpc was the same day 3.8.3 was released!