Just installed SuSe 11.1 - WoW! - what a distro. Superb polished and responsive.
My first question to the forum if I may.
The [default] version of X server/client has been installed (whatever is in 11.1) and I observe that during X startup the screen display flickers on two occasions. Each time the screen flickers, a brief pattern of horizontal lines of varying colour are displayed across the centre of the screen (approx 1/3rd of the display centre). The screen then goes black. After the second flicker and black screen the desktop is displayed perfectly and operates normally.
I also observe that if I switch to an virtual console [CTRL-ALT-F1/F2 etc] then a small square (approx 1 inch by 1 inch) is displayed at the top left of the virtual console screen that looks amazingly like a very (VERY) small representaiton of the desktop. Wierd.
I have not posted my xorg.conf because I have copied over several xorg.conf files (themselves very lite - no special settings) from my Ununtu, Fedora, Arch and Vector distros that work without this corruption. I also tried booting to my SuSe desktop without any xorg.conf file whatsoever. In all cases, it made no difference whatsoever (i.e. same behaviour). So I draw the conclusion that the xorg.conf settings I currently have are irrelevant and that the issue is with SuSe X or I require an additional parameter/value ??
I am using the INTEL xorg video module for the 965GM chipset.
I should also add that Desktop Effects work fine and X behaviour is normal. Its just the two cycles of startup/flicker and corruption of the virtual consoles I wish to remedy.