openSUSE 11.1 and Intel graphics chip

Dave diacobel at
Thu Feb 19 10:30:31 PST 2009

A few day ago I posted this problem.  I am totally stuck and cannot get the xserver working.  Can anyone help me on this issue or at least point me to a resource that will be of assistance.



----- Original Message ----
> From: Dave <diacobel at>
> To: xorg at
> Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 8:33:03 AM
> Subject: openSUSE 11.1 and Intel graphics chip
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Dave
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