XFree86 for PII-300 with Redhat 5.0 and Matrox MGA-G100 AGP PowerDesk ...

XFree86 for PII-300 with Redhat 5.0 and Matrox MGA-G100 AGP PowerDesk ...

Post by WYSIWY » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I'm not a complete newbie to linux ... I'm running linuxppc on a PowerPC
7500/100 ... but

This is the first time I've setup linux on a PC and in particular had to
setup XFree86 ...

I was wondering if anyone could help me get the proper Xserver for a
PII-300 with Redhat 5.0 and a Matrox MGA-G100 AGP PowerDesk ... ?

Generic SVGA doesn't seem to work, but that could just be me ...

Any help/docs concerning setting up XFree86 in general and/or concerning
my particular problem would be much appreciated.

Thanx in advance,

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1. Matrox MGA-G100 AGP + Hitachi cm751 + RH5.1

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.

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