Problems with Intel graphics


I experience some problems with my graphics while I try to use 3D applications. Google Earth for example produces flashing and scary textures, but applications like Flight Gear or Torcs don’t start at all referring to segmentation faults.

My system is
opensuse 11.1
KDE 4.1.3

graphics: Intel 915GM; driver: 1.4 Mesa 7.2

The laptop is an HP nx6110

I recently upgraded from 11.0 (with full reinstall) but I did not experience these problems there. Now sometimes even my boot screen produces strange textures… I surfed through the net but didn’t find anything. Do you have an idea?