hello, people..this is a reply that was posted on another thread.
i wanted to post as a new thread, to help expedite any resolution, and also to help anyone else who has had similar issues..
from: openSUSE Forums > Install/Boot/Login > upgrading from 11.0 to 11.2

hello, people.
i just wanted to update on the upgrade.
...well, as of last night, i'm running opensuse 11.2.
i must say that it is smoother, seems lighter (despite the vast improvements), and feels more 21century, than my very very well functioning 11.0 setup.
after installing, i was surprised to see that all of the files that i backed up were present in the fresh 11.2. even the basic structure of my desktop settings were retained.
..it did take me a while to figure out how to use the network manager, and get my wireless operating....but 1 and half to 2 hours is sooo much better than a couple days to a week, like it was with my 11.0..so glad the opensuse geniuses integrated the b43 drivers, etc., rather than having us go on multiple quests.
the opensuse community helped tremendously with the wireless setup...the op.su community also helped evenmore with my compiz issues...it took me many hours to setup; finally just scrapping all of the compiz, i installed and following one of the direct tutorials of one of the op.su geniuses (too lazy to find and paste thread link here)

now, although as of my waking today i havent had the issues yet...before i went to sleep at 5-6 something this morning, i had many--no, MMAANNYY--crashes!! from a variety of actions: rotating a cube, switching desktops, closing yast, closing firefox, deleting a panel, changing mouse settings, and a couple other things i cant remember (as my patience was gone, and my energy was drained).

..so, has anyone else been having these crashing issues??
i havent sent bug reports, nor have i posted diagnostics here, because from my experiences with opensuse, these issues somehow miraculously work themselves out....so, i'm being patient about it.
but, if any of you uber-intelligent folk here have any uber-intelligent insights on this crashing, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share!!

thanks, friends