I’ve installed 11.2 on 3 machines so far and it’s looking good. One is a white box AMD64 tower, the others i686 notebooks, a Toshiba Satellite and a Dell 700m. In all case I opted for a new install but preserving /home.
Sound just worked on the notebook computers. The tower has no sound device. I also installed restricted formats software via one-click on the Dell and MP3s and MP4s play fine.
The only tweak I needed was to change the hostnames to my liking after automatic configuration.
A few glitches:
On the Toshiba which uses an external USB HD (the internal one is broken), it failed to import the fstab from 11.1 automatically and so suggested formatting /home. A click on the manual import fixed that and it then suggested formatting only /.
YaST failed to start from the menu in one session. It just bounced the cursor for a while and did nothing. I could see that kdesu /sbin/yast2 processes were left around. Probably something to do with authorisation caching. A restart fixed that.
YaST also failed to save my DNS domain on one notebook so local FQDNs would work but not short names. /etc/resolv.conf was missing a search line. Entering YaST network devices, and saving again fixed that. Who knows what glitch caused that.
No more permission problem on CD/DVD like in 11.1. Good.
Quite zippy (though these machines all have 1GB RAM). Good.
Not bad for a start. The real test is when I upgrade my workhorse over the holidays. It has many services running so I’m debating new install vs upgrade. Moving to ext4 is an attraction I must say.