Any relatively new binary distro causes kernel panics

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm having trouble using any relatively new binary distro on this machine. The last binary distro to work without issue was Ubuntu 8.04. I'm currently using Gentoo with the latest 3.2.1 kernel and its working fine with all peripherals functional. I was using Gentoo before (since I've always had this problem) but I decided I was tired of configuring everything myself and waiting for things to compile all the time. I tried installing Linux Mint 12, Fedora 16 and Debian Squeeze all with the same results, the kernel panics. It seems to happen more frequently when waking the notebook up or whe (HowTos)