Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Emmanuel Gadai » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Hello,

The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
this is quite a good and popular video card.

Any comment ? Help much appreciated !

Regards,
-Emmanuel

 
 
 

Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Hartmut Niema » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00



>Hello,
>The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
>video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
>My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
>this is quite a good and popular video card.
>Any comment ? Help much appreciated !
>Regards,
>-Emmanuel

The Matrox Millennium is supported in XFree since Version 3.2.
(It's included in the SVGA server)
The support is 'Beta' but seems to be stable.

Hartmut.

 
 
 

Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Gero Wedeman » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Hi!



> ...
> : The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
> : video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
> : My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it ...
> :
> XFree v3.2 has support for the Matrox, however from what I've heard, it
> leaves a lot to be desired.

> I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
> Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).

I do not recommend Metro-X. It seems slower than XFree and it is not
stable on my System, so I removed it. The new XFree server should be
faster. I haven't seen it yet -- It will be released in feb. Look at
http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/~ajv/xf86-matrox.html

Gero

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by T Jon » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00


: Hello,
:
: The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
: video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
: My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
: this is quite a good and popular video card.
:
: Any comment ? Help much appreciated !

XFree v3.2 has support for the Matrox, however from what I've heard, it
leaves a lot to be desired.

I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).  

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Matthew Kudz » Tue, 21 Jan 1997 04:00:00





>: The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
>: video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
>: My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
>: this is quite a good and popular video card.

>XFree v3.2 has support for the Matrox, however from what I've heard, it
>leaves a lot to be desired.

>I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
>Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).  

Does anyone know if (and how) svgalib can be configured to work with the
Matrox Millenium?  I have Metro-X if necessary, but I often prefer not to have
to use Xwindows.

Matthew Kudzin

 
 
 

Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Andrew E. Miles » Fri, 24 Jan 1997 04:00:00


: The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
: video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
: My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
: this is quite a good and popular video card.
:
: Any comment ? Help much appreciated !

It is very much supported. See my sig.

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Marc Reibe » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00


I`m working with the 4MB Millennium too, and it works fine.
You`ll have to use the xfree86 3.2 SVGA-server. At the moment its
implemented to run stable, but soon will use most of the acceleration.
For more info read the Millennium-Homepage on the xfree86-site.



> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 14:18:09 -0800


> Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.hardware
> Subject: Matrox Millenium video card support ?

> Hello,

> The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
> video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
> My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
> this is quite a good and popular video card.

> Any comment ? Help much appreciated !

> Regards,
> -Emmanuel

 
 
 

Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by John Shee » Mon, 03 Feb 1997 04:00:00




>: Hello,
>:
>: The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
>: video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
>: My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
>: this is quite a good and popular video card.
>:
>: Any comment ? Help much appreciated !

>XFree v3.2 has support for the Matrox, however from what I've heard, it
>leaves a lot to be desired.

Like what?  It's not fully accelerated, but it's still pretty fast.  I
haven't had any screen garbage with it.

Quote:>I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
>Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).  

I don't find MetroX to be any faster than 3.2 for the Millennium.  Not
in any way that I can notice in general use.  If anything, 3.2 seems to
be smoother.

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by T Jon » Mon, 03 Feb 1997 04:00:00


:
: >I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
: >Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).  
:
: I don't find MetroX to be any faster than 3.2 for the Millennium.  Not
: in any way that I can notice in general use.  If anything, 3.2 seems to
: be smoother.
:

maybe, but MetroX isn't exactly known for its blinding speed either.  X-Inside
is MUCH faster than MetroX...  If anyone has any benchmarks for X-Inside and
the XFree server, I'd like to see them...

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Rod Smi » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00





>>XFree v3.2 has support for the Matrox, however from what I've heard, it
>>leaves a lot to be desired.

>Like what?  It's not fully accelerated, but it's still pretty fast.  I
>haven't had any screen garbage with it.

I disagree with the statement that the current XFree86 support is "pretty
fast," though of course this is a subjective judgment.  To throw some
objective numbers on the matter, my system gets xbench results of 83,231
xstones with a Matrox Millennium and XFree86 3.2, 150,707 xstones with an
ET4000/W32p, 163,353 with a Number Nine 332 (ViRGE-based), and 354,867
with the Millennium and the Metro-X server.  (These are all 1024x768,
8bpp.)  If the claims can be believed, the next release of the XFree86
server will beat the Metro-X numbers by a substantial margin.

Of course, even 83,000 xstones is usable, and it's almost a moot point
because the next release should be out in a matter of a week or two, if
the schedule announced a month ago is still on track.

>>I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
>>Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).  

>I don't find MetroX to be any faster than 3.2 for the Millennium.  Not
>in any way that I can notice in general use.  If anything, 3.2 seems to
>be smoother.

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Rod Smi » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00





>:
>: I don't find MetroX to be any faster than 3.2 for the Millennium.  Not
>: in any way that I can notice in general use.  If anything, 3.2 seems to
>: be smoother.

I disagree.  On my system, XFree86 3.2 gives me 83,231 xstones and Metro-X
gives 356,867, on the same 4MB Matrox Millennium at 1024x768, 8bpp (with
lower values for higher color depths on both servers, of course).  This
difference is noticeable in everyday use.  Of course, it's possible that
there's something wrong with your Metro-X setup or with my XFree86 setup,
or maybe you're just judging it by programs that happen to use the handful
of features that XFree86 3.2 already accelerates.  (FWIW, my xbench
results suggest that XFree86 3.2 beats Metro-X on arcs, but on all other
functions, including filled arcs, Metro-X comes out ahead.)

Quote:>maybe, but MetroX isn't exactly known for its blinding speed either.  X-Inside
>is MUCH faster than MetroX...  If anyone has any benchmarks for X-Inside and
>the XFree server, I'd like to see them...

I've no figures on X-Inside, but I vaguely recall hearing something about
how it gets something in the ~600,000-800,000 xstones range.  Claims are
that the next release of XFree86 will beat that.

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Bryan Levi » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00



: : Hello,
: :
: : The system I'm planning to run Linux on is using a Matrox Millenium
: : video card with 4 MB of VRAM.
: : My list of "supported hardware" doesn't mention it - although I believe
: : this is quite a good and popular video card.
: :
: : Any comment ? Help much appreciated !

: XFree v3.2 has support for the Matrox, however from what I've heard, it
: leaves a lot to be desired.

for daily, non speed-critical apps, it works just dandy!  "good enough for
daily use" is what I remember reading somewhere.  This sums it up nicely.

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Andrew E. Miles » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00


: I disagree.  On my system, XFree86 3.2 gives me 83,231 xstones and Metro-X
: gives 356,867, on the same 4MB Matrox Millennium at 1024x768, 8bpp (with
: lower values for higher color depths on both servers, of course).  This

Well my xStones are bigger than yours! :-)

The Matrox Millennium X server in XFree86 v3.2A hits around 1 Million.

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Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Mark Vojkovi » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00




>:
>: >I'd recommend buying X-Inside for $99 or buying Redhat 4.0 which comes with
>: >Metro-X for $49.  Both run great (I've used both of them).  
>:
>: I don't find MetroX to be any faster than 3.2 for the Millennium.  Not
>: in any way that I can notice in general use.  If anything, 3.2 seems to
>: be smoother.
>:

>maybe, but MetroX isn't exactly known for its blinding speed either.  X-Inside
>is MUCH faster than MetroX...  If anyone has any benchmarks for X-Inside and
>the XFree server, I'd like to see them...

  There are some benchmarks for XFree 3.2 at
http://www.goof.com/xbench
 The Millenium is only partially accelerated in 3.2 though and it
shows.  You'll have to wait for 3.2A to see the big Millenium
improvements (any day now).  

                        Mark.

 
 
 

Matrox Millenium video card support ?

Post by Rod Smi » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00





>: I disagree.  On my system, XFree86 3.2 gives me 83,231 xstones and Metro-X
>: gives 356,867, on the same 4MB Matrox Millennium at 1024x768, 8bpp (with
>: lower values for higher color depths on both servers, of course).  This

>Well my xStones are bigger than yours! :-)

>The Matrox Millennium X server in XFree86 v3.2A hits around 1 Million.

                                               ^
                                            ^^^^


>Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project http://www.redhat.com/linux-info/pnp/
>XFree86 Matrox Team http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/~ajv/xf86-matrox.html

 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, with the next release I also mentioned, to which I presume you have
early access, given the contents of your signature.  Is it out yet?  If
so, what's the URL?  The web site you reference in your signature only
mentions 3.2, so far as I noticed.

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