> Linux/X-Window doesn't seem to be able to handle my Matrox MGA Millennium
> g200 AGP correctly.
> Xconfigurator comes up with the message, that it ca't detect my 8mb of video
> ram, if I select "Matrox Millenium II agp" or "unlisted card from the
> Is there a special driver for my video card?
> If so, where can I get it, and how do I install it?
Download XFree3.3.3 from an appropriate place (ie, from your linux distribution
site such as updates.redhat.com or from ftp.xfree86.org) and install it. Then
use xf86config instead of Xconfigurator to configure your display. You might
want to glance over the following workarounds mentioned in the documentation:
Q.G9- G100/G200 HW cursor problem
The G100/G200 driver fails to check that there is enough space in the video
memory to hold the hardware cursor data. In some configurations this may result
in a corrupted cursor image. The workaround for this is to disable the hardware
cursor by adding the following line to the appropriate Device section in your
Q.G10- Misleading message from the MGA driver
The MGA driver assumes that there is 4MB of video memory present for Millennium
II and G100 cards (unless told otherwise in the XF86Config file. However, the
message printed out by driver says that it is assuming 8MB. The message is
incorrect, and although misleading, it is otherwise harmless.
Q.G11- Incorrect clock limit for PCI Matrox G200 and G100 cards
There is a bug in the MGA driver that results in the clock limit being set at
90MHz instead of 250MHz for PCI versions of G200 and G100 cards. It is possible
to work around this by adding the following line to the appropriate Device
section in your XF86Config file:
Michael Meissner, Cygnus Solutions (Massachusetts office)
4th floor, 955 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA