openSUSE 11.1 and Intel graphics chip

Dave diacobel at
Sat Feb 14 05:33:03 PST 2009

I recently installed openSUSE 11.1 on a Dell Latitude X200 laptop.  This 
laptop uses the 82830 (i830M) Intel graphics chip.  Prior to installing SuSE I 
verified that this graphics chip is supported with numerous individuals having 
installed earlier versions of Linux on this laptop.  No xserver problems had 
been reported in these posts.

I have been unable to start the xserver on this laptop.  I have been working 
with numerous people on the openSUSE mailing list to try and resolve this 
issue.  The general consensus is that the appears to be broken in 
this distribution with several other people having difficulties with this 
driver on other systems.  We finally gave up and it was suggested that I move 
on to the hardware gurus at this site.

Is there a problem with this driver in this xorg release?  If so how can I get 
it working?  I am willing to try any suggestions to make this happen.  I have 
attached the Xorg.0.log file which ends in a fatal server error - lockup.


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