intel 915 window redraw slow after 10.3 > 11.1 (both kde3.5)

After updating (reinstalling) opensuse from 10.3 to 11.1, my window redraw performance is horribly degraded (slow, visible redraw of windows). I have intel 915 onboard graphics and am using the kde 3.5 setup.

select xorg.conf sections:

Section “Device”
BoardName “915 G”
Driver “intel”
Identifier “Device[0]”
Screen 0
VendorName “Intel”

Section “DRI”
Group “video”
Mode 0660

Section “Extensions”
Option “Composite” “on”

I’ve heard bad things about the new intel driver versus the i810 driver and people mentioning EXA, AAX and the like. I didn’t find any clear answers to my problem. Any suggestions welcome. Do not hesitate to ask for extra information.


Just a thought
Did check if your 3d is enabled in sax2 or is it grayed?
What happens if you try to open a terminal and do a su and then as su fire init 3
when your in the text mode login as your user and then su again and do the command sax2 -r -m 0=intel (0 is zero). Next do the command init 5, when your presented with the gui login screen login as user and configure your monitor using yast2 in hardware graphic card and monitor.

On the side there is a new kernel update yesterday and the libdrm update broke my intel G33 graphic card and the monitor had a blurry scratchy thing(cant discribe it) down the monitor that obscured the main panel of xfce. It also wasn’t able to set my resolution to the monitor’s specification. I reverted it back to the original libdrm from the oss repo and it goes back to normal.