I know that kernels you specified are stable and kernel 3.2.18 i used until the moment of purchesing of new hardware (MB Gigabyte GA-780T-D3L). Sadly on kernel 3.2.18 my sound card (Realtek ALC887 codec) wasn't recognized, but the sound of my GPU geforce GT610 was recognized and neither one of the solutions didn't help, so I had to cross to kernel 3.4.11 where everything is recognized immediately.
After some time I accidently discovered that shorewall does not start with system and on the internet I found similar problems:http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.shorewall/27896http://nlug.ml1.co.uk/2012/08/kernel-3-3-8-gentoo-to-kernel-3-4-9-gentoo/3498
Now what waive , security with the new kernel, or retourn to the old kernel and waive the sound???
I use PCLOS since 2007 version and I loved it, I would be sory if I had to cross to another distro because of this problem. I tried live Mageia and everything works without problems, just like on live Suse, but PCLOS is still No1 for me. I hope you will find a solution for this problem.
Best regards from Serbia!