"Before I get into this entry, after I wrote it I saw the
following in the Sidux release notes:
"Kernel 2.6.32 doesn't only improve and stabilise hardware
support for newer devices, it also allows enabling KMS (kernel
based modesetting) for Intel graphic chipset ...
"Note to Linux kernel developers: This doesn't work with the
Intel 830m. DOESN'T WORK.
"And now back to our regularly scheduled post on how turning off
kernel mode setting is the best way to get "today's" Linux
distributions to boot into graphical desktops on computers with the
Intel 830m graphics chipset:"