Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Post by Greg Waug » Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:00:00



I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I
have it working fine now on a S3 Virge DX, but it's just too damn slow for
me in higher res.  Is there anything I should know before buying it?  I'm
looking for the BEST, FASTEST 2D card for XFree under $200.  The most
important thing is that it gives me no problems.  Is this a wise choice, or
should I look at something else?

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Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Post by Ashwin Biha » Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:00:00



> I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I
> have it working fine now on a S3 Virge DX, but it's just too damn slow for
> me in higher res.  Is there anything I should know before buying it?  I'm
> looking for the BEST, FASTEST 2D card for XFree under $200.  The most
> important thing is that it gives me no problems.  Is this a wise choice, or
> should I look at something else?

I have a Matrox Milleinium II PCI 4 MB and I use the SVGA server and run
it at 32 bit color depth at a resolution of 1152x864 and have no problems
with it. The SVGA driver has support both for the AGP and PCI versions, so
you should have no problems there..Regards

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Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Post by Gretchen K. Wagn » Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:00:00


: I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I
: have it working fine now on a S3 Virge DX, but it's just too damn slow for
: me in higher res.  Is there anything I should know before buying it?  I'm
: looking for the BEST, FASTEST 2D card for XFree under $200.  The most
: important thing is that it gives me no problems.  Is this a wise choice, or
: should I look at something else?

I have that same video card on my system.  It works great under XF86 as shipped
with RH 5.1 (3.3.x - updates available via RH ftp site/mirror).  The only
problems I've experienced with this card in the past year is a breif refresh
weirdness/display problem when using XDM or other X environment manager.
It disappears quickly and causes no lingering troubles that I've seen in the
past 10 months of using the card.

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Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Post by Christopher Silveir » Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I have the AGP Mill II and have had no problems at all. I'm running
1280x1024 at 16 bpp. Everything runs fast and smooth without having to
modify anything at all.

 
 
 

Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Post by David J. Loone » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00



> I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I
> have it working fine now on a S3 Virge DX, but it's just too damn slow for
> me in higher res.  

I've got this card in my system and the SVGA driver seems very stable,
but I wouldn't call it fast, exactly.  For example, some of the screen
savers seem to be drawn much more slowly at the same color depth than
with my old Stealth 64 Dram Trio card (which used accelerated S3
drivers, vs. the unaccelerated SVGA drivers).

It costs about $100, but I'm looking into buying some accelerated
drivers for this card.

Dave Looney

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Post by David M. Co » Fri, 14 Aug 1998 04:00:00



>I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I

Works great for me.  It's very fast.  I use it with a resolution of

Dave Cook

 
 
 

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Post by Greg Hughe » Sun, 16 Aug 1998 04:00:00



> I've got this card in my system and the SVGA driver seems very stable,
> but I wouldn't call it fast, exactly.  For example, some of the screen
> savers seem to be drawn much more slowly at the same color depth than
> with my old Stealth 64 Dram Trio card (which used accelerated S3
> drivers, vs. the unaccelerated SVGA drivers).

The SVGA server _is_ accelerated.  In fact, XFree86.org claims that the
Millennium/Millennium II SVGA server is one of the fastest they have.

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Post by Mark Vojkovi » Thu, 20 Aug 1998 04:00:00




>> I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I
>> have it working fine now on a S3 Virge DX, but it's just too damn slow for
>> me in higher res.  

>I've got this card in my system and the SVGA driver seems very stable,
>but I wouldn't call it fast, exactly.  For example, some of the screen
>savers seem to be drawn much more slowly at the same color depth than
>with my old Stealth 64 Dram Trio card (which used accelerated S3
>drivers, vs. the unaccelerated SVGA drivers).

  ?!

  The XF86_SVGA is accelerated for the Millennium II, in fact, it's
the fastest hardware that runs under XFree86 at the moment,
particularly in high color depths.  The Trio64 is actually one of
the slower ones (factor of 5 or so difference).  

  Sounds like you've got some zombie background processes eating
your CPU or something.

                        MArk.

 
 
 

Matrox Millennium II AGP and XFree

Post by Jeff Sel » Wed, 26 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I also have a Matrox Millenium II PCI 4 MB card and I'm running the SVGA server at
32bit color depth.  But when I set mine up, I didn't have an option for 1152x864.
I could either do 1280x1024 or 1024x768.  I'm running at 1024x768 but would prefer
running 1152x864.  What do I need to do to get this?

Jeff Self



> > I think I'm going to buy a Millennium II AGP 8MB for my Linux system.  I
> > have it working fine now on a S3 Virge DX, but it's just too damn slow for
> > me in higher res.  Is there anything I should know before buying it?  I'm
> > looking for the BEST, FASTEST 2D card for XFree under $200.  The most
> > important thing is that it gives me no problems.  Is this a wise choice, or
> > should I look at something else?

> I have a Matrox Milleinium II PCI 4 MB and I use the SVGA server and run
> it at 32 bit color depth at a resolution of 1152x864 and have no problems
> with it. The SVGA driver has support both for the AGP and PCI versions, so
> you should have no problems there..Regards

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