So I “upgrade” to Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and in addition to my plasma panel getting nuked my notebook no longer suspended to RAM.
I’ve manually added my panel back and upgrading to the 2.6.33 Lucid kernel fixed suspend to RAM. The default kernel with Lucid is 2.6.32, but there are official unofficial 2.6.33 (and later) kernels available from Ubuntu packaged for Lucid.
On the positives, the system boots faster and KDEs network manager actually works. And I have Firefox 3.6 which so far hasn’t made it through one session without freezing. 🙂
Ubuntu – test, test and then test again. Is six months too aggressive for a Linux release cycle?