Ever since I finally installed Kubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx I have had kernel crashes at least once a day, sometimes up to ten times a day. It’s very frustrating and effectively breaks your workflow to put it mildly. I could easily come up with other, more harsh ways to describe the situation ;-)
I have tried a variety of different kernels:
Some I can (sometimes) boot and let me work for 0-20 hours, others never reaches the login screen or goes into an infinite reboot loop.
If anyone experience the same or similar the relevant bug report is at https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/585734 and it doesn’t look promising. So now I have come to the conclusion that I need to install a pre-Lucid kernel and see if I can get it running. It will probably degrade X performance (if it even runs) and crash other applications but I’d rather live with that than having to reboot all the time.
Is it at all a viable solution to install a pre-Lucid kernel and if so how should it be done. What about graphic drivers (aren’t they somehow partly kernel modules now?).