>mean time I figured out how to get Xfree to do things right. I couldn't get
>any distribution to work with it properly until I downloaded the SuSE-altered
>version of XFree 3.3.1. It's working like a charm for me.
This worked well for me as well. I can go up to the max limits of an
8M Millenium II with 250 Mhz RAMDAC, e.g. 1800x1440x16 or 1600x1280x24
or 1280x1024x32, etc. This is of course with a high end monitor that can
handle such high bandwidth. I think that the limited color depth at 1800x1440
is due to the RAMDAC, whereas at 1600x1280 it's because there isn't more
than 8M. Still this is all pretty nice, compared with e.g. older cards that
maxed out at 1280x1024x8.
The 250 Mhz RAMDAC option is impressive, rather than the default 220 Mhz,
so as to be able to reach that last little plateau of high resolution, although
that would be overkill on almost all monitors. In addition to bandwidth,
one needs .22 mm dot pitch on a 21" screen to resolve that many pixels.
I believe that with .25mm dot pitch, the 220 Mhz RAMDAC should suffice
for the 1600x1280 resulting approximate-max viewable pixels.
The SuSE server still isn't glitch free by a long shot, but it *is* quite
usable for the moment, IMHO, for anyone who doesn't mind refreshing their
screen once in a while to get rid of garbage, while waiting for the eventual
XFree86 3.3.2 (or 4.0 or whatever it will be).
It's not a bad situation for us early adopters.
Quote:>>>>> Go to http://matrox.alloy.net/ for [ some sort of matrox info ]
Whoever recommended that, well, that site appears to be down this past hour,
whatever it is.
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