: I have a Matrox Millenium w/ 2M and downloaded the Xinside demo a
: couple of days ago. I am the only user on the system. I am running
: fvwm. When I start X, I can only bring up one application (eg xterm).
: After this I get an error message client refused when I try to start
: anything else. My understanding of the demo was that only 3 users could
: use the system at once. I am considering buying the registered version
: and have a few questions:
: 1. Is my system working correctly with the demo?
: (i.e. Is it a maximum of 3 applications, not 3 users)
Yes. The note you are referring to concerns the number of "connections"
that can be open at once. Three isn't much. In fact, the first time I
tested, I wasn't able to open anything considering all the stuff that my
WM opens ahead of time. My final test consisted of starting X (no WM) and
launching any apps I wanted to test from a text console. Yukky, but I was
able to make a decent test.
BTW, X-Inside works WONDERFULLY with the Millenium card, mine is maxed out
(memory wise) and it seems to take full advantage of it. It's kinda neat
to compare it's performance with my friends machines. My display in
truecolor mode outruns their "Accelerated cards" running in 8 bit mode. :-)
: 2. Is there anyway to get better than 320x200 without the Xinside?
Not that I'm aware of. Frankly, I never tried. I ordered the X-Inside
server before my card even arrived. I like free software just as much
as the next person, but there are times when I swallow hard, write the
check and get it over with (X-servers and WordProcessing come to mind).
In this case, the video card was a birthday present and I managed to
weasel the X-server cost into it too. ;-)
: 3. Will Xfree86 support Matrox in the near future?
I have no idea. I *do* know that it is not mentioned in the current
BETA X-Free server release. However, I've noticed new platform support
often seems to spring from seemingly "nowhere" with little warning or
comment on the part of the X-Free folks. I guess they like to stay low-
key. Given the card's stellar attributes, I strongly suspect that someone
in the X-Free project is working on one.
-Jonathan _ _
Jonathan A. Davis | Academic Systems Analyst | Hattiesburg/Gulf Park/Stennis
http://evergreen.cc.usm.edu/~davis | Linux: The choice of a GNU generation