I'm just trying to get started in the world of Linux and have installed
RedHat 5.1, which has version 3.3.2-15 of xfree86, I believe. I have a
Matrox Millenium G200 in my AGP slot. I have tried tweaking everything I
can in my XF86Config file, but when I startx it comes up in 320x200
mode. It won't let me switch using the ctrl-alt-+ either.
I have noticed that startx puts out messages about finding the Matrox
card (which I believe is supposed to be auto-detected by the SVGA
driver), but says that its chipset is unknown and later says it is using
the generic chipset. I tried setting the Chipset in the Device section
to mga2164w but that gives an error as well.
I realize my problem may be that I am using an older version of RH, but
unfortunately that is what I have on CD-ROM. I would like to go ahead
and get that going before trying to update. Besides I don't have a good
way to go to RedHat 6.1 short of buying it, which I'm not quite ready to
commit to yet. I've tried actually bringing my Syquest drive to work and
downloading it at work, but I can't seem to successfully download it.
I have tried just getting a later version of XFree86, but I don't have
the latest versions of other libraries that they depend on. I'm not
experienced enough with RPM's and Linux yet to resolve these problems.
--- Dale King