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I use Slackware 11 and Kernel 22.214.171.124. I believe I complied everything I could for my Intel 950 GMA. I thought everything worked because the log looked good and all the tests like glxgears, Celestia, and even 3DMark2001 worked. Later, however, I noticed that X would freeze randomly. At first I thought it was the whole system freezing, but then I found out that if I had sshd running and it would freeze, I could still ssh in and turn off X, which means that X is the only thing that actually freezes. I haven't used any of the stuff from the intellinuxgraphics.org website because I thought everything was ok. I tried disabling GLX and DRI modules in the xorg.conf, but it still didn't help. Do the modules from intellinuxgraphics.org solve this issue? What's the problem?
Well, then it might be a hardware problem. Once my desktop computer did the same thing with both the nvidia drivers and the regular xorg drivers. Then I figured it might be a hardware problem. When I checked the card there was much dust in the fan ... after I cleaned it off it stopped crashing.
If it's crashing with both drivers then I think the problem might be with hardware or some other external problem (dust).