openSUSE 11.1 and Intel graphics chip

Joseph Smith joe at
Tue Feb 24 03:17:26 PST 2009

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 05:06:00 -0500, Dave <diacobel at> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
I had to put

Option "NoAccel" "yes"

in xorg.conf to get X working on my i830M.

Joseph Smith

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