Originally Posted by Emilb
I am running the 64 bit version of Opensuse 11.3. Using nouveau with the stock kernel did not work properly. I grabbed the 2.37.1 kernel from http://www.kernel.org
and built that. I also force reinstalled the x server since I had messed around with the Nvidia proprietary drivers and they overwrite some of the files that the nouveau driver uses.
This produces a system with stable accelerated 2D and a working i2c implementation which lets me switch between the Dreamcolor presets and/or disable the dreamcolor engine entirely. I don't have the laptop with me right now but I will post up my kernel config and xorg.conf file later today when I have it.
No need to "build" a kernel.
You can add the stable kernel repository to opensuse and install the latest stable kernel. (188.8.131.52)