Intel 945 Chipset Video Problem on Slackware 13.37

After installing Slackware 13.37 on my Eee PC, I kept getting random crashes or freezes while XScreenSaver was running, usually requiring a hard reboot. It looks like there’s some problem with the Linux Intel video driver on Intel 945 chipsets, but I found a fix for this here.

My BIOS doesn’t have an option to increase video memory, but disabling the composite extension in Xorg seemed to get rid of the crashes requiring a hard reboot and enabling the static shadow buffer has gotten rid of the crashes completely.


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