Hi noob420 , maybe take one thing at a time. You mention a lot of OS's. From what I can gather you'd like PCLOS to work on your "brand new Levono y580."
So I am asking what is the difference between 2011.09 and 2013.02 to cause this error??
There is a tremendous lot of difference between 2011.09 and 2013.02; if you are using KDE, there's a huge jump from KDE 4.6.5 to KDE 4.8.3. http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,108162.0.html
Our latest version of KDE is 4.9.5 in PCLinuxOS 2013.02
You can find kernel's in Synaptic, just search.
We've also recently changed our servers I don't know if you are looking for PCLinuxOS 2011.09, or have it ?
All servers are in sync by now.
A Search of the forum should give a result of someone hosting older versions of PCLOS, the newest being available from this page: http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180
Personally I would download the 2013.02 version of PCLOS KDE, make a Live USB and start tinkering with it, making a new thread to get help. PCLinuxOS works on a lot of people's Computers, I'm sure it could on yours too. PCLinuxOS is a 'rolling release'.
Meaning a new version can be Installed from a fresh .ISO, or you can start off at as you're suggesting; with PCLOS 2011.09, and apply updates incrementally till you are fully updated. However this scenario is most times only for people who installed PCLOS in 2011, and have updated incrementally to the present day.
Updates come as packages are built. Updating from an install of 2011.09 via Synaptic to the present would very likely not work due to the large amount of updates that would be applied, it would most likely fail.
Hope some of what I've posted is of some help.