After a lon struggle, I finally managed to get the Intel 965G driver up and running, along with a new xserver 1.3. The screen looks fine, and the log in Xorg.0.log has no significant complaints. So far so good.
What worries me is, that the 965G does not show up in Sax2, not matter if started from Yast or from console. Only card type known is
"VESA Vesa-BIOS Graphics".
Any ideas, anyone ? Tnx in advance for any tips.