BT3 with issues with integrated video + workaround
Would have posted this in non-working hardware, but as I don't have posting rights I am posting it here. Hopefully, this will help some others with video issues on certain integrated chip sets.
I have a bit more then a years experience using BT2 and some Linux knowledge, but had not spend much time messing with the video configuration. On BT3 I ran into a problem on some of my lab systems where x windows wouldn't work and changing the resolution, using xconf, or booting into VESA mode didn't help.
I was working on an Optiplex GX150, however the issue seems to be related to the driver for the Intel i810 family, which is found in many systems.
If you are getting the problem where x windows won't start due to the BPP32 not supported error, you can do the following:
open /etc/X11/xorg.conf in your favorite editor
add the following line:
some place between the Section "Screen" and first SubSection "Display" lines.
Save the conf file and startx, it should work fine now.