Users of proprietary video card drivers and VirtualBox users will have to reinstall those drivers and applications.
So whats new with kernel 3.17?
- Radeon R9 290 “Hawaii” GPUs finally play nicely with the open-source AMD Linux driver.
- Microsoft Xbox One controller support.
- Improvements to the Sony SIXAXIS support
- Toshiba “Active Protection Sensor” Support, a driver to detect if Toshiba laptops are in a free-fall.
- Open-source NVIDIA driver improvements.
- DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization support
- Broadcom BCM7XXX-based board support
- ACPI 5.1 activity and other power management improvements.
- Audio support includes Wildcatpoint Audio DSP on Intel Broadwell Ultrabooks.
Kernel Enablement Kit 3.17