emachine e725, sucessful installation, failed bootup

Hello everyone, I’m new to linux and am just trying out different distros.

Got opensuse 11.3 installed on my laptop. After the very final stage when a message pops up indicating that the system will restart, it simply freezes at the loading screen – with a chameleon logo at the center, loading bar right at the bottom of it.

Tried to boot with failsafe setting, it is able to boot to the desktop.

my laptop is emachine e725.
intel pentium t4400
intel gma x4500mhd

ide mode simply wouldn’t boot even the installation disc; my laptop is running in AHCI mode. The version installed is 11.3 64bit full dvd

thanks for your time!

Check this
openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users

I think you need to use intellegacy

Need to be confirmed but make sure your laptop is Intel® 64 Architecture otherwise install the 32bit version