Just upgraded my Suse 11.3, 64 bit system with the new kernel 184.108.40.206-03 (skipped the previous upgrade, due to problems) and then found that attempting a local login caused the system to apparently crash. Frozen keyboard and mouse and no network services - so I presumed the system was completely dead.
Upon pressing the reset button, I discovered that remote logins via VNC or XDMCP were OK, so deduced it must be a graphics driver problem. The machine has Intel 915G graphics built in/ on board the Intel D915GAG MB.
Using oldcpu’s ‘How to’, I examined the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log which showed the ‘intel’ driver had been selected. Out of interest, I switched to runlevel 3 and ran the ‘Xorg -configure’ command, which generated a provision, overriding ‘xorg.conf’. Strangely, the device section of this recommended the ‘intellegacy’ driver.
I then put the ‘intellegacy’ driver definition into the ‘50-device.conf’ script of the ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d’ directory and rebooted. Seemed to cure the problem.
Hope that helps anybody else with this sort of hardware.
Thanks for the post.
Your post reminded me I did not update my Intel section after openSUSE-11.3 and so after the reminder from your post, I added a sentence in the ‘practical theory guide’ mentioning the "intellegacy’ driver:
openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - Intel graphics
For those who are curious, here is some information on the intellegacy driver from the src rpm:
oldcpu@corei7:~/rpms/intel> rpm -qip xorg-x11-driver-video-intel-legacy-2.9.1-1.9.src.rpm -l
Name : xorg-x11-driver-video-intel-legacy Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 2.9.1 Vendor: openSUSE
Release : 1.9 Build Date: Mon 05 Jul 2010 11:42:32 PM CEST
Install Date: (not installed) Build Host: build10
Group : System/X11/Servers/XF86_4 Source RPM: (none)
Size : 814414 License: MIT
Signature : RSA/8, Mon 05 Jul 2010 11:43:57 PM CEST, Key ID b88b2fd43dbdc284
Packager : http://bugs.opensuse.org
URL : http://intellinuxgraphics.org/
Summary : Legacy Version of the Intel X.Org Driver
This package contains the legacy version of the Intel X.Org driver which does
not require KMS.
Distribution: openSUSE 11.3