Still having it ;). The community has been really helpful and it turned out that the kernel bug I was experiencing wasn't distribution specific.
My TV card still does not work well (Haupage WinTV with Connexant chips).
I have a internet connection via tv kabel. my freiend across the street don't get anything that ISDN. Since I have the N770 I have Wifi too, so we though we connect him via Wifi. My AP is a DLink DWL-200AP+. So we brought two more and set them up as a repeater and a wireless client. It worked well. To avoid that I need to have my linux router running all the time, we brought a DLink DI-824VUP (router with switch and ap). And then the problems begun to start. The router AP can be repeated with the ap's we already have (where the manual says otherwise). We now have exchanged a fair amount of mail with the support and the suggest different devices with each answer. Are they kidding. We're not going to buy each of all their wifi gears to find out which of the can play together. With their latest mail, they trying to sell us 108 Mbit APs.
To be continued ...
A big thanks to everybody involved. I looks much better than 0.8.