The intel driver seems to have gone a few optimizations too far - so that it hangs the machine in its default state. Here’s what works for me (start with Option "NoAccel" "true", and work your way up as far as possible without crashing):

# From /etc/X11/xorg.conf  


Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "intel"
# Option "NoAccel" "true"

Option "FramebufferCompression" "true"
Option "Tiling" "true"
Option "DRI" "true"

Option "Legacy3D" "true"
Option "XVideo" "false"
Option "AperTexSize" "8"

Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
#Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"

Option "ModeDebug" "true"

BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

All of these options (with terse descriptions) can be found on the man intel pages.



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