Re: Kernel 3.0
Running 3.0 kernels since its first availability. Currently, running 3.0.0rc7-1 on two (2) openSUSE 11.3 boxes, 1 32-bit and 1 64-bit, both KDE and Gnome. On an openSUSE 11.4 enviroment, running 3.0.0rc5, as 3.0.0rc7 and Gnome3 do not seem to play well together. (Currently continuing testing, which is difficult without the Network Manager. Will bugzilla either to the Kernel or Gnome3 folks). Kernel 3.0.0rc5 and 11.4 seem satisfactory with Gnome3, and Gnome 2/KDE works well.
Originally Posted by Stormchoir
One annoying problem with the 3.0 kernel appears to be associated with the Intel integrated audio: at boot, it seems to turn the internal microphone amplifer all the way up, with resultant feedback from almost everything! This seems to occur during kernel initialization, specifically at "Loading drivers". The problem does NOT occurs on any other sound combination, nor with an external mic attached. (Yes, I will report this, but it is not the most important item on the to-do list). Alsamixer turns the mic amplifier down quite nicely.
As previously mentioned in this thread, 3.0.0rc6 did have a few glitches, and after a few tests/boots, I just skipped over it to rc7.
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openSUSE 12.1 x64, KDE 4.9.2, Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, Windows 7
Lap: openSUSE 12.1 (Gnome 3, KDE 4.9.2), Windows/XP/SP3 guest and a Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS boarder