Andreas Schwab wrote:
Richard Brown firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
For people like you who buy USB 3.1 Gen 2 Ludicrous speed cards so early in the protocols existence the Kernel doesn't support it yet, we have Tumbleweed.
Or they can use Kernel:stable on top of Leap, which combines the stability with extra hardware support.
This is a good point. Personally I often see in forums like "Linux statt Windows" ("Linux instead of Windows", a forum where absolute Linux newbies meet more experienced users) that beginners have two big questions:
* Which distribution supports my brand-new hardware? (Okay, some users also begin with old hardware, but they haven't the described problem.) * Why does my XYZ component not work with the distribution recommended for Newbies?
Tumbleweed is not the best choice for newbies. Leap with Kernel_stable is acceptable, but also not so newbie friendly.
I would suggest a special download option: openSUSE Leap with updated hardware support (mainly a Kernel from Kernel_stable; but optional also an updated graphical subsystem etc.).
A problem with the Kernel_stable kernels is sometimes, that the commercial graphics drivers are not compatible. Currently we have this with the recommended NVidia driver 361.42 and kernel 4.6.