>To aspiring G200 owners:
>I just saw a rumor (look for subject: Re: G200 in Redhat 5.1 in this NG) that
>XFree got the specs from Matrox, it was discussed on a German newsgroup.
>But the (free :) driver is a long way off (?). Another alternative is to pay
>for a commercial driver, haven't heard anything about the XiGraphics one
>(www.xigraphics.com). This is my back-up plan.
I would not do that if I were you. Not because I don't like Xig, but because
you are encouraging Intel (and others now and in the future) to keep refusing
to give programming docs to XFree86.
If many people just buy a commercial server instead of using XFree86 when
their card is not supported, those idiot chip makers will never have a reason
to release docs, and in the long run that will only result in more of those
companies refusing to give us docs.
Don't buy cards from companies that refuse to provide free docs, even if you
are willing to shell out money for a server. You're shooting yourself in the
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