Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by B.Y » Tue, 27 May 1997 04:00:00



        Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.

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Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by Richard Stein » Tue, 27 May 1997 04:00:00



spake unto us, saying:

Quote:>    Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
>with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
>conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.

Version of XFree86 3.2 or later support the Millenium, and RHL 4.2 comes
with XFree86 3.2.  FWIW.  The Millenium support is slower than it could
be, but seems stable.  24-bit mode has some noticable glitches, though,
so I'm staying at 16-bit for now.

I know nothing of Metro-X.

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Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by Steven M. Harringt » Tue, 27 May 1997 04:00:00



>    Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
>with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
>conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.

I just installed RH 4.2 and my millenium works fine.
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Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by Dennis Iannic » Tue, 27 May 1997 04:00:00


:       Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
: with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
: conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.

        My Matrox Millenium (4 meg WRAM) works great under Metro-X (RHL
4.0).  The version of Xfree86 that came with RHL 4.0 doesn't support the
Matrox but the version with 4.1 and 4.2 does.  I never got around to
upgrading it yet.  
        Only problem I discovered with Metro-X is that it wouldn't do
1280x1024x24bpp.. it was limited to just a tad bit lower resolution
(somewhere between 1024x768 and 1280x1024.. I think 1124x940?).  
        I tried Accelerated-X and it works fine at 1280x1024x24bpp.
<shrug>  (though the thing is a memory hog.. I guess I have way too many
24-bit images in my display. :)  (takes on average of 33 megs fully loaded
with nothing else like netscape running.. though I've got plenty of memory
so I don't care :)
        Anyway, if you get the *official* Redhat 4.2 distribution that
includes Metro-X you shouldn't have any trouble at all with the Matrox
card.

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Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by Ti » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00


: :     Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
: : with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
: : conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.
:
:       My Matrox Millenium (4 meg WRAM) works great under Metro-X (RHL
: 4.0).  The version of Xfree86 that came with RHL 4.0 doesn't support the
: Matrox but the version with 4.1 and 4.2 does.  I never got around to
: upgrading it yet.  
:       Only problem I discovered with Metro-X is that it wouldn't do
: 1280x1024x24bpp.. it was limited to just a tad bit lower resolution
: (somewhere between 1024x768 and 1280x1024.. I think 1124x940?).  
:       I tried Accelerated-X and it works fine at 1280x1024x24bpp.
: <shrug>  (though the thing is a memory hog.. I guess I have way too many
: 24-bit images in my display. :)  (takes on average of 33 megs fully loaded
: with nothing else like netscape running.. though I've got plenty of memory
: so I don't care :)
:       Anyway, if you get the *official* Redhat 4.2 distribution that
: includes Metro-X you shouldn't have any trouble at all with the Matrox
: card.

I haven't run UNiXBench or anything like that, but have used both
the Metro-X provided with RedHat LiNUX v4.1, XFree 86,  and Accelerated-X
v3.1, and Accelerated-X *blows* Metro-X and XFree 86 away speedwise.

Actually, the drivers seem faster than even the commercial ones provided
by Matrox for WindowsNT v4.0.  This is all anecdotal, however :^).

Lates!
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Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by rev jeremy scott dea » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00




> :       Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
> : with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
> : conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.

The XFree SVGA servers that shipped with RHL 4.1 & 4.2 both support the
Matrox Millenium, though the 4.2 version is much better.

The Home Page for the Matrox Millenium XFree86 Project is

Australia:
        http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/~ajv/xf86-matrox.html

California:
        http://www.gvn.net/~seregmcw/matrox/xf86-matrox.html

 
 
 

Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by Ti » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00


: :     Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
: : with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
: : conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.
:
:       My Matrox Millenium (4 meg WRAM) works great under Metro-X (RHL
: 4.0).  The version of Xfree86 that came with RHL 4.0 doesn't support the
: Matrox but the version with 4.1 and 4.2 does.  I never got around to
: upgrading it yet.  
:       Only problem I discovered with Metro-X is that it wouldn't do
: 1280x1024x24bpp.. it was limited to just a tad bit lower resolution
: (somewhere between 1024x768 and 1280x1024.. I think 1124x940?).  
:       I tried Accelerated-X and it works fine at 1280x1024x24bpp.
: <shrug>  (though the thing is a memory hog.. I guess I have way too many
: 24-bit images in my display. :)  (takes on average of 33 megs fully loaded
: with nothing else like netscape running.. though I've got plenty of memory
: so I don't care :)
:       Anyway, if you get the *official* Redhat 4.2 distribution that
: includes Metro-X you shouldn't have any trouble at all with the Matrox
: card.

I haven't run UNiXBench or anything like that, but have used both
the Metro-X provided with RedHat LiNUX v4.1, XFree 86,  and Accelerated-X
v3.1, and Accelerated-X *blows* Metro-X and XFree 86 away speedwise.

Actually, the drivers seem faster than even the commercial ones provided
by Matrox for WindowsNT v4.0.  This is all anecdotal, however :^).

Lates!
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Matrox Millenium support in Red Hat Linux 4.2?

Post by rev jeremy scott dea » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00




> :       Can some kind soul inform me if the Matrox Millenium works
> : with RHL 4.1 and 4.2, either under XFree86 or MetroX.  I've had
> : conflicting information on this important point.  Thanks.

The XFree SVGA servers that shipped with RHL 4.1 & 4.2 both support the
Matrox Millenium, though the 4.2 version is much better.

The Home Page for the Matrox Millenium XFree86 Project is

Australia:
        http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/~ajv/xf86-matrox.html

California:
        http://www.gvn.net/~seregmcw/matrox/xf86-matrox.html