Probs with Matrox Millennium G200 SD (PCI)

Probs with Matrox Millennium G200 SD (PCI)

Post by Michael Hamman » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00


first, please excuse my bad english, but I'm trying to do my best!

I have a SuSE60, Kernel 2.0.36, SMP on a double-Pentium 200MMX with
128MB RAM, two SCSI-HDD's (together 6,3 GB), monitor Compaq V1000
(30-107 kHz/48-160 Hz, 229,5 MHz) and a Dual-Boot-Installation with
Windows95. Under Windows95 my graphic is running fine with a
resolution 1600x1200 at 93,8 kHz/75 Hz.

This is my problem: Under Linux I can't get this resolution, by no
way. I tried SaX (from SuSE), xf86config, XF86Setup, I tried to make
my own modelines with 'modegen' from the SuSE-CD and I have allways
the same missuccess. My X-Server runs only with 1280x1024 and this
with 57,4 kHz/98 Hz. The picture is very unfine and I'm very unsa-
tisfied. Any X-Server with a clock-value greater than 90.00 MHz
crashes with the same message:

<(--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90.000 MHz
<(--) SVGA: There is no mode definition named "1280x1024"

<Fatal server error:
<No valid modes found.

The capital problems seems to be that I can only run my X-Server
with a dot clock 90.00 MHz max.! Here is the .X.err:

<XFree86 Version 3.3.3 / X Window System
<(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
<Release Date: November 18 1998

<XF86Config: /etc/XF86Config
<(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
<(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
<(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
<(**) XKB: layout: "de"
<(**) Mouse: type: MouseMan, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
<(**) Mouse: resolution: 200, buttons: 3
<(**) SVGA: Graphics device ID: "Karte"
<(**) SVGA: Monitor ID: "Monitor"
<(**) FontPath set to

<(--) SVGA: Linear framebuffer at 0xE0000000
<(--) SVGA: MMIO registers at 0xE1800000
<(--) SVGA: Video BIOS info block at 0x000c7b20
<(--) SVGA: Found and verified enhanced Video BIOS info block
<(--) SVGA: detected an SDRAM card
<(--) SVGA: chipset:  mgag200
<(**) SVGA: videoram: 8192k
<(**) SVGA: Option "dac_8_bit"
<(**) SVGA: Using 16 bpp, Depth 16, Color weight: 565
<(--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90.000 MHz
<(**) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024": mode clock =  90.000
<(--) SVGA: Virtual resolution set to 1280x1024
<(--) SVGA: SpeedUp code selection modified because virtualX != 1024
<(--) SVGA: Read OPTION 0x40079121
<(--) SVGA: Using XAA (XFree86 Acceleration Architecture)
<(--) SVGA: XAA: Solid filled rectangles
<(--) SVGA: XAA: Screen-to-screen copy
<(--) SVGA: XAA: 8x8 color expand pattern fill
<(--) SVGA: XAA: CPU to screen color expansion (TE/NonTE imagetext,
<TE/NonTE polytext)
<(--) SVGA: XAA: Using 10 128x128 areas for pixmap caching
<(--) SVGA: XAA: Caching tiles and stipples
<(--) SVGA: XAA: General lines and segments
<(--) SVGA: XAA: Dashed lines and segments

There are two values which make me confused: The Option "dac_8_bit"
I have never set (the card has a 128bit-chip!?) and "Maximum allowed
dot-clock: 90.000 MHz", where does it come from? The card has a

Is there anyone who has running 'my combination' with 'my

Please help me and send your answers also to my email-address.

. Dipl.-Ing. Michael Hammann * Wasenstra?e 53 * D-75382 Ottenbronn .
. Tel. +49.7051.40089 * Fax +49.7051.77617 * Funk +49.171.1756783  .
. Ich aber und mein Haus wollen dem Herrn dienen. (Josua 24, 15)   .


1. Matrox Millenium G200 SD (PCI)


        I have heard that the Millenium G200 SD (this is a PCI card, not an AGP
card) works with XFree86. Has anyone successfully run Xfree86 with this
card? I'd like to know before I sink any $s into it.

Many thanks,

Alex Russell
UC Berkeley

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