Intel HD Graphics (Intel core I3) with Suse 11.3

Hi,

I’ve installed Suse linux 11.3 (kernel 2.6.34.7-0.5) on my brand new computer HP all in one 5130.
Everything worked incredibly well : Wifi, wireless keyboard and mouse, sound, webcam…
There is only one remaining issue : I get a very poor resolution (1280x1024) instead of the 1920x1080 allowed by the screen.
The graphic card is an intel chipset (HD graphics) integrated to an intel core i3 CPU.

Here is (part of) the X11.org log :

X.org X Server 1.8.0
Release Date: 2010-04-02
    15.124] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    15.124] Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
    15.124] Current Operating System: Linux linux-7xhd 2.6.34.7-0.5-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-10-25 08:40:12 +0200 x86_64
    15.124] Kernel command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD6400AAKS-65A7B2_WD-WCASYC629732-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD6400AAKS-65A7B2_WD-WCASYC629732-part5 splash=silent quiet acpi=ht vga=0x31a
    15.124] Build Date: 19 August 2010  03:34:22PM
    15.124]  
    15.124] Current version of pixman: 0.18.0
    15.124] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    15.124] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    15.124] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jan  2 23:27:42 2011
    15.124] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    15.125] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
    15.125] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
    15.125] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Default Monitor"
    15.125] (**) |   |-->Device "Default Device"
    15.125] (==) Automatically adding devices
    15.125] (==) Automatically enabling devices
    15.125] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
    15.125] 	Entry deleted from font path.
    15.125] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
    15.125] 	Entry deleted from font path.
    15.125] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
    15.125] 	Entry deleted from font path.
    15.125] (==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1/,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/URW/,
	/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/truetype/
    15.125] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates,/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
    15.125] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
    15.125] (II) Loader magic: 0x7d5ba0
    15.125] (II) Module ABI versions:
    15.125] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    15.125] 	X.Org Video Driver: 7.0
    15.125] 	X.Org XInput driver : 9.0
    15.125] 	X.Org Server Extension : 3.0
    15.131] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:0042:103c:2aa6 Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller rev 18, Mem @ 0xfb800000/4194304, 0xd0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000dc00/8
    15.134] (--) PCI: (0:2:0:0) 1033:0165:1461:650b NEC Corporation rev 11, Mem @ 0xfbdfe000/8192, 0xfbdfd800/2048
    15.134] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (Connection refused)
    15.134] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (Connection refused)
    15.134] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    15.189] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
    15.190] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.190] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.0.0
    15.190] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    15.190] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 3.0
    15.190] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    15.190] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    15.190] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    15.190] (II) Loading extension DPMS
    15.190] (II) Loading extension XVideo
    15.190] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    15.190] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    15.190] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    15.191] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
    15.191] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.191] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.0.0
    15.191] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    15.191] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 3.0
    15.191] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    15.191] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    15.192] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
    15.192] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.192] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.0.0
    15.192] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 3.0
    15.192] (==) AIGLX enabled
    15.192] (II) Loading extension GLX
    15.192] (II) LoadModule: "record"
    15.193] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
    15.193] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.193] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.13.0
    15.193] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    15.193] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 3.0
    15.193] (II) Loading extension RECORD
    15.193] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    15.194] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
    15.194] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.194] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.0.0
    15.194] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 3.0
    15.194] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    15.194] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    15.195] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
    15.195] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.196] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.2.0
    15.196] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 3.0
    15.196] (II) Loading extension DRI2
    15.196] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0
    15.196] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 1
    15.196] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
    15.196] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
    15.196] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
    15.196] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
    15.196] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.196] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 2.12.0
    15.196] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    15.196] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 7.0
    15.196] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
    15.197] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
    15.197] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.197] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 0.4.1
    15.197] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 7.0
    15.197] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
    15.197] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
    15.197] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.197] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 2.2.1
    15.197] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    15.197] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 7.0
    15.197] (II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
	i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G,
	E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM, Pineview G,
	965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33, GM45,
	4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, Clarkdale, Arrandale
    15.197] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
    15.197] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
    15.197] (++) using VT number 7

    15.279] (II) Primary Device is: PCI 00@00:02:0
    15.287] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
    15.287] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
    15.287] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so
    15.288] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.288] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 0.0.2
    15.288] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 7.0
    15.288] (**) FBDEV(1): claimed PCI slot 0@0:2:0
    15.288] (II) FBDEV(1): using default device
    15.288] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
    15.288] (II) FBDEV(1): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
	"Default Screen" for depth/fbbpp 16/16
    15.288] (==) FBDEV(1): Depth 16, (==) framebuffer bpp 16
    15.288] (==) FBDEV(1): RGB weight 565
    15.288] (==) FBDEV(1): Default visual is TrueColor
    15.288] (==) FBDEV(1): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    15.288] (II) FBDEV(1): hardware: VESA VGA (video memory: 5120kB)
    15.288] (II) FBDEV(1): checking modes against framebuffer device...
    15.288] (II) FBDEV(1): checking modes against monitor...
    15.288] (--) FBDEV(1): Virtual size is 1280x1024 (pitch 1280)
    15.288] (**) FBDEV(1):  Built-in mode "current": 131.1 MHz, 80.3 kHz, 76.6 Hz
    15.288] (II) FBDEV(1): Modeline "current"x0.0  131.09  1280 1312 1472 1632  1024 1028 1032 1048 -hsync -vsync -csync (80.3 kHz)
    15.288] (==) FBDEV(1): DPI set to (96, 96)
    15.288] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    15.288] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    15.289] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    15.289] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.289] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.0.0
    15.289] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    15.289] (**) FBDEV(1): using shadow framebuffer
    15.289] (II) Loading sub module "shadow"
    15.289] (II) LoadModule: "shadow"
    15.289] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libshadow.so
    15.290] (II) Module shadow: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.290] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 1.1.0
    15.290] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    15.290] (II) UnloadModule: "intel"
    15.290] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
    15.290] (II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
    15.290] (II) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument (Screen blanking not supported by vesafb of Linux Kernel)
    15.301] (==) FBDEV(0): Backing store disabled
    15.301] (==) FBDEV(0): DPMS enabled
    15.301] (==) RandR enabled
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
    15.301] (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
    15.305] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
    15.305] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
    15.306] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so
    15.306] (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
    15.323] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/compiled/server-8AA988DD479FAABEC4FC3CCCF4CC29B4948840B4.xkm
    15.328] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit (/dev/input/event1)
    15.328] (**) HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
    15.328] (**) HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit: Applying InputClass "LocalKeyboard"
    15.328] (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
    15.329] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
    15.329] (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    15.329] 	compiled for 1.8.0, module version = 2.4.0
    15.329] 	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    15.329] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 9.0
    15.329] (**) HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit: always reports core events
    15.329] (**) HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
    15.337] (II) HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit: Found keys
    15.337] (II) HP HP Wireless Keyboard Mouse Kit: Configuring as keyboard

It looks like the graphics card is well detected, but for some reasons the relevant Intel driver is unloaded…

I try to follow the advise of the topic SDB:Configuring graphics cards

1/ Edit the xorg.conf.d
I force the intel driver in the 50-device.conf file
I didn’t work and I got the message
Screen(s) found but none has a usable configuration

2/ Try the Xorg-configure
I failed and I got the following messages
Fatal server error
Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). SErver aborting

3/ Try to modify resolution with xrandr
I added my configuration (1920x1080) in the available resolution
But I didn’t manage to apply the resolution to my screen :
Configure crtc 0 failed

I don’t have any idea left.

I would be very happy if someone could help, I don’t want to go back to Win7!

thank you very much

Welcome to the openSUSE forums kernico29 and sorry for the video issues. Could you tell us more about your computer. Brand and model would be good and the Intel chipset if you know it.

Thank You,

How did you install openSUSE ? Did you use a liveCD (Gnome or KDE), the DVDDD-install or a network install ?

As far as I have found, the HP 5130 (i3-540) has an Intel A57 chipset. It is referenced as an “HD”, and is actually closer to the pre-H57 chipsets.
Do you know if the BIOS supports “switchable graphics” (v. “discrete”).

It appears that the graphics is identified, and the order of preference is Intel, fbdev and VESA. (See highlights in above quote). It further appears that the “Intel” driver is determined as not useable, and the fbdev is (successfully) selected. This selects the 1280 x 1024 screen geometry. Were the VESA selected, you would (most likely) get a 1024 x 768 geometry.

The Intel and VESA modules are unloaded as unnecessary.

The Intel driver was rejected earlier, so failure in forcing same confirms that the configuration does not support the native Intel module.

I have received the same attempting to reconfigure Xorg. (If you are adventurous, there are some options you might try here. I shall defer to the wise for those recommendations).

One last thought: does your PC have an alternate Graphics adaptor ? If not, do you have the ability to add one ?

A lot of the users with Intel embedded graphics with the Core i3 and Core i5 processors are having difficulty. You could possibly try updating the graphic driver from the factory-tested repository to see if that helps. To do that you may need someone to both point you to the repository and also give you an idea as to what rpms to update.

Thank you all for your interest in my issue.

My computer is an HP all in one 200-5130, known as 200-xt serie in the US.
(I haven’t found any people that have tried to run linux on that kind of computer, so I hope this thread could help)

The chipset in the intel HD chipset, maybe A57 as guessed SeanMc98.

I installed Suse11.3 x64 from the DVD that I downloaded.

What would be interesting to know is why the intel driver is rejected, whereas the graphic is well identified and supported by the intel driver 2.12 as stated in the intellinuxdriver.org website.

I suspect a screen issue, like the driver were unable to find a resolution that fit my screen. How should I check that?

If I don’t find any solution I plan to try the 11.4 milestone 5, to see if it works better with the latest drivers and X-server.

At least, I think there is a possibility to add an NVIDIA GeForce G210 card, as this option is possible on the HP shop in the US. (In Europe, you can’t customize the PC.)

Try downloading and running (not installing) the 11.3 liveCD (Gnome or KDE). If the liveCD boots up with the correct display resolution (1920 x 1080), then openSUSE is correctly recognizing your hardware.

When you installed from the DVD, did you receive a “black screen” or something unusual after the intermediate boot ? There are several possible options, but, as I understand, the HP 5130 is an “all-in-one” desktop (i.e.: not a laptop), so the quick workaround of closing the lid and reopening is not in play. By any chance, does the HP 5130 have a “Sleep” button ?

You could be more precise here by opening a terminal and typing:

/sbin/lspci -nnk 

and then copy and paste that content into SUSE Paste and post here the URL/web address give you from susepaste.org.

To do that open up the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log with a text editor, and copy and paste ALL the contents of that file into another instance of SUSE Paste and post here the URL provided. Don’t try to spoon feed us here. :slight_smile:

Armed with that we may be able to guess (1) exactly what graphic hardware your PC has and (2) see in log messages as to what is happening with your PC graphically.

A surf indicated the HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pavilion 200-5130uk WX099EA Desktop Computer has a Core i3 i3-540 (more or less noted in the thread title), where that Core i3 typically has integrated graphics (and those integrated graphics are causing a lot of openSUSE users headaches from what I have seen on our forum).

I suspect eventually we need to consolidate the various work/research that has been done by various users to try and get the integrated graphics with this Core i3-540 working. I’m still hoping that the output of the :

/sbin/lspci -nnk  

command provides more information

I note there is a thread here on the Intel Core i3 graphics: Best driver for Intel Core i3 integrated graphics?

… I don’t think there was ever a satisfactory resolution …

I’m thinking now that openSUSE-11.4 may be your best bet.

I note the Sandy Bridge architecture of Intel graphics is described here in this wiki which includes the Intel Core i3 Integrated graphics.

I was just reading on Phoronix about the Sandy Bridge. Current support for it is a bit shakey. A couple of articles

I note Phoronix claim

For the proper Sandy Bridge experience you are left looking for

  • the Linux 2.6.37 kernel,
  • Mesa 7.10,
  • the latest libdrm,
  • and the xf86-video-intel 2.14.0

Its not even clear to me that openSUSE-11.4 will have all of that , but it might. I note this openFATE request which suggests it will support this: https://features.opensuse.org/310904

Hence it is starting to look promising that openSUSE-11.4 will have excellent support for this hardware toward the very end, JUST before 11.4 is released (possibly as part of RC1 - speculation on my part).

SeanMc98;2273553]Try downloading and running (not installing) the 11.3 liveCD (Gnome or KDE). If the liveCD boots up with the correct display resolution (1920 x 1080), then openSUSE is correctly recognizing your hardware.

Is there any difference between the live CD and the DVD??
However, why not try, my pc is void and free for experiment!

When you installed from the DVD, did you receive a “black screen” or something unusual after the intermediate boot ? There are several possible options, but, as I understand, the HP 5130 is an “all-in-one” desktop (i.e.: not a laptop), so the quick workaround of closing the lid and reopening is not in play. By any chance, does the HP 5130 have a “Sleep” button ?

You are right : I got a blank screen and computer freeze after intermediate reboot, and I have now to boot with ACPI disabled to make the system works. I thought it was a different issue as the graphic resolution. There is no sleep button on this computer.

AFAIK the DVD doesn’t have a live option just an installation option.

Thanks for the link. Actually I already read this thread, but it didn’t help much.

Please find hereunder the requested information.
I hope it can help. My only conclusion was that the hardware was detected, the correct driver selected, but finaly it was rejected!

HEre is the Xorg.log
SUSE Paste

Here is the lspci
SUSE Paste

“Bon courage.”

THank you for this clues.
I’m going to review that.

That clearly shows that the FBDEV driver is in use. That is a very low performance driver.

That shows this:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller **8086:0042**] (rev 12)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2aa6] 

I surfed a bit on the 8086:0042 but I could find no reference to the Intel graphic driver functioning properly yet with that device.

Assuming the 8086:0042 is an earlier Sandy Bridge architecture, then according to this page: Intel Linux Graphics: 2010Q3 the “2.6.36-rc5+ kernel is recommended for SandyBridge

openSUSE-11.3 only has the 2.6.34 kernel, so you may need to update to a newer kernel, which is not something to be taken lightly.

The liveCD will allow you to boot up a running openSUSE 11.3 without installing anything to your hard drive(s). My suggestion was to use this as a test of hardware recognition. The DVD-install does not have the “live” option.

After you received the “black screen” (may be a blank, if your display does not support backlighting), did you re-boot immediately, or allow the DVD install to continue ? If you re-booted without allowing completion, my experience is there is NO way to properly boot the resultant install with the correct video. (Please pardon this phrase, but “been there, … done that” (LITERALLY!)). The resultant install will require either ACPI off, or (more conveniently) specification of nomodeset. These options will usually boot you with the VESA driver, although, in your case, the fbdev (framebuffer) driver is selected.

My experiences have been that when booting with nomodeset, tinkering with ACPI options or using failsafe boot, the attempts to configure Xorg (runlevel 3, X -configure) WILL fail.

When I used ACPI off, no wireless was possible, so I used nomodeset. Since then, I have used the workspace swap/lid closure workaround to boot with normal display (i.e.: the Intel driver, and full use of the display). In your case, there is no lid to close, and I have found no alternative. I speculate that the “sleep” button may provide the necessary ACPI interaction to recover the display.

I do not wish to rain on your parade. The current openSUSE 11.4 Milestones are implementing the 2.6.37 kernel, which is planned/hoped to have the necessary support for Intel integrated graphics (of the Arrandale/Clarkdale varieties, and, I feel certin, the upcoming “Sandy Bridge” lines.

As one of the wise once stated on this forum, the support for the Intel i3/i5 products in openSUSE is a “show-stopper”. With Intel cranking out more and more of these, replete with the integrated graphics, OS’s without this support will be left somewhat lacking. I firmly believe that there WILL be support SOON, although my wrists are developing carpal-tunnel symptoms from the lid closure/re-open at boot and for using power management!

I’m surprised that you found out a SandyBridge architecture for my processor, because in the PC data, it is said to be a Clarkdale architecture…However maybe it explains why it doesn’t work although it should work!

What would you advise me to go on :
1/ Keep my SUse11.3, update the kernel and the graphic packages?
(If yes, I would be interested in tutorial to update the kernel, even if I take no risk, my pc is void!)
2/ Installl SUse 11.4
My concern is that with this development version, there will not be any RPM packages available to customize the system. Unless the 11.3 rpm work?

In any case, I have some doubt, because before asking help I try to install Ubuntu 10.10, and all I got is a black screen!

I think that I waited some time, and when I realized the computer was crashed I reboot it and the completion happend at the next boot with the ACPI=off option. My understanding is that in your case you only experienced a black screen, but the installation was still running.

My experiences have been that when booting with nomodeset, tinkering with ACPI options or using failsafe boot, the attempts to configure Xorg (runlevel 3, X -configure) WILL fail.

When I used ACPI off, no wireless was possible, so I used nomodeset. Since then, I have used the workspace swap/lid closure workaround to boot with normal display (i.e.: the Intel driver, and full use of the display). In your case, there is no lid to close, and I have found no alternative. I speculate that the “sleep” button may provide the necessary ACPI interaction to recover the display.

You mean that each time you boot, you need to close the lid?

I do not wish to rain on your parade. The current openSUSE 11.4 Milestones are implementing the 2.6.37 kernel, which is planned/hoped to have the necessary support for Intel integrated graphics (of the Arrandale/Clarkdale varieties, and, I feel certin, the upcoming “Sandy Bridge” lines.

As one of the wise once stated on this forum, the support for the Intel i3/i5 products in openSUSE is a “show-stopper”. With Intel cranking out more and more of these, replete with the integrated graphics, OS’s without this support will be left somewhat lacking. I firmly believe that there WILL be support SOON, although my wrists are developing carpal-tunnel symptoms from the lid closure/re-open at boot and for using power management!

Frankly, I don’t know what architecture it might be. There seem to be different Clarkdale implementations, and as near as I can determine at this time the Linux Intel driver support is spotty at best.

My recommendation would be to NOT install 11.4 M5, but rather download and burn the liveCD. And boot to the liveCD and see how it runs.

Exactly. The application support at this time is relatively limited.

From what I have read, the Linux wide support for the new Intel processors is shaky at best. This is not distribution specific. It is Linux wide.

If it were me caught in this unpleasant situation (and I probably would NOT have purchased a Core i3 for these very reasons you have encountered, but never the less, if were me caught in this situation) I would install a pre-compiled kernel for openSUSE-11.3, possibly from the “head” repository or from the “factory-tested” repository. And see how that ran.

I would install the kernel with the “rpm -ivh command” such that I have a dual boot between the two different kernels.

If still unhappy with how the latest kernel and GUI boots to the core i3, I would then backup all my data (if not already done so) and install from factory-tested the rpm x11-xorg-video-driver and its dependencies. Also probably the latest Mesa from factory-tested.

The risk is such an update will complete trash 11.3 forcing a re-install.