Last week I installed Fedora Core 2 on a computer with a new motherboard that has intergrated Intel Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB dvm.
Grub is my bootloader and it works fine, but more than half of the time instead of the GUI with gnome, I get vertical colored stripes. I can't get any keyboard response at that point, so I have to do a rough restart. It can take up to 4 restarts before the GUI comes up. Once that happens, everthing works fine.
I think that it might be a driver issue, but since I have been using Linux for about 2 months, I have a lot to learn, and am not sure what is going on.
I have tried contacting Intel via email, but I haven't gotten any help there. I have much more faith in this forum. I think that it would be very difficult for a lot of 'newbies' to get anywhere without the help of forums like this one.