I didn't pick up my pc components, but this is a pc I got:
video card Matrox MGA G100 AGP (8MB)
video monitor Hitachi cm751, 19", potentially 1600 x 1200
I think this is not a wisely chosen combination to install Linux, but
I've tried. RedHat 5.1 does not support this hardware, and they have no
XFree86 support for this Matrox card. SuSe says it has, and I have
downloaded their xmatrox.tgz and xsuseconfig.tgz files, and installed
them like they advice. However, xstart doesn't start anything. With some
other (RedHat) Matrox drivers, X starts but is completely messed up. Any
hope to make the system work? I mean, the monitor is a bit big to be
used as 24 rows x 80 characters text console (makes me to think
switching back to some other OS...).
cheers, jari oksanen
Jari Oksanen -- Lahtis, Finland / Luokta, Suopma / Lahti, H?me.