Kyle Pablo wrote:
The random lock ups on laptops w/ intel drivers is a known bug.
Here is the bug report:
Symptoms include keyboard lock ups, mouse still active but cannot
click or select anything, only way to reboot or shutdown is to hold down
the power button.
OK. Interesting. There is a similar bug,
reported for Intel 965. Following the comments for that bug, I switched
to XAA acceleration. I still see some artefacts, and I cannot enable
certain KDE desktop effects, but I haven't had an X crash since I went XAA.