I have an ASUS L7300 laptop with an SMI Lynx 910 vga card.
I installed Piglet on this laptop (BTW, the graphical installation did
not work). I configured the XF86_SVGA server as recommended.
If I try to startx KDE (or login via GDM), the display will go blank and
the keyboard does no longer react to any input. I can still login remotely
and everything seems quite normal. The XServer and all KDE parts are up and
running. I can stop and restart them but display and keyboard will stay
There are no problems when I use the XF86_FB server instead.
Another cosmetic problem I just noticed:
All icons in netscape are in black and white when I use the XF86_SVGA server.
(This does not happen with the XF86_FB server).
use the FB server instead, that laptop is not officially supported.