Can somebody more experienced advice me on this topic please?
I installed SuSE 11.4 x86_64 on Lenovo x220 containing Intel 2620M (aka Sandybridge) CPU about week ago. Kernel is 22.214.171.124-0.5
My attempts focussed mainly on reading various forums and trying to locate newer driver version - possibly due to lack of my X related knowledge - I failed to locate any leads.
- I’m really lucky because I could login to KDE right after the vanilla install with no trouble whatsoever
- KDE/linux (power off is needed to recover) reliably crashes after a while in KDE with enabled Desktop effects - this I solved by disabling Desktop effects
- I see very high load when playing flash video and there are really strong tiling/overlay artefacts - it is almost not usable (example: playing content directly from news.google.com)
- X11 performance is really bad (unusable) in some applications most likely relating to transparency and/or overlay - the desktops gets really unusable X11 fully loading the CPU - example selecting image region (transparent shade with yellow border) there is about 5 seconds lag after mouse events, some events are even miss registered. Though I admit that this might be hard to reproduce exactly without installing the same commercial application.
Anybody can advice me where to focus my search for solution please?