I recently installed openSUSE 11.3 on an HP G72 laptop. The laptop has an integrated Intel HD graphics controller. I believe it is referred to as an Arrandale and lspci shows 8086:0046.
I have trawled the forums but it seems the way all this works has changed somewhat between 11.2 and 11.3.
The first problem I had was after the installation the machine would not start. The kernel load started and then the screen went black.
Booting failsafe or with nomodeset allows the system to boot but only, as expected, with low resolution graphics. This is of no use to me and to enable me to use this machine with Linux I need to be able to get the native resolution.
I have tried to boot to run level 3 and run “Xorg -configure” this appears to work and generate a script containing Driver “intellegacy” but if I try and start X with it the screen goes black and <cntl><alt><backspace> does not respond along with anything else I try. It appears that the machine wipes out big time.
Looking at the threads it appears to suggest the intel driver shipped with 11.3 is version 2.12 but as far as I can see what is installed on my system in intellegacy 2.9?
xf86-x11-driver-video-intel does not seem to be installed or available all I have is xf86-x11-driver-video-intel-legacy 2.9.1-19 is that correct?
I have tried to build the source package for the intel 2.13 drive but despite seeming to have tools which are above the required levels autoconf fails because XORG_MACROS_VERSION is 1.6.0 instead of the required 1.8.0. This seems to be defined in xorg-macros.m4 supplied in xorg-X11-proto-devel 7.5-6.3. This rpm is not menttioned as a requirement for compilation.
I have also tried to update the kernel files from the developement repository as suggested in a thread I read. This does not make any difference to the screen resolution and has other issues.
The basic issue seems that the hardware will not run the intel-legacy driver.
I have reached a bit of a wall and don’t know where else I can go with this. I was wondering if any of you could help?