It would be interesting to hear what the cause of the problem is when (if) it's solved.
Actually after a reboot (haven't done this for a while :-)) everything worked again and I wasn't able to reproduce the kernel panic. Unfortunately I'm not able to trace this problem back, but yeah I anyhow prefer to work rather than hunting bugs. :-)
Of course Paraview still doesn't work yet. I mean, I didn't change anything in the configuration, so no surprise.