Quote:>machine. I have just also upgraded my graphics card to matrox mill
>and it will not run X i know there is a problem with this and that X
>will not support the matrox card but what i would like to know is
The _XFree86_ X server does not (and cannot for reasons of Matrox
policy explained in the FAQ) support Matrox cards. There is nothing in
_X_ which prevents Matrox support - in fact other X servers support it.
Quote:>specifically where can i get hold of a x-windows setup that will
>support it, and what files do i need?? how do i go about installing
Try the Hardware-Compatibility-HOWTO posted regularly on
comp.os.linux.answers (also archived on sunsite). It has at least some
pointers to vendors which do support Matrox. Installation will be
Quote:>them on my existing setting it up?? I am rather new to linux hence
>the questions are prob simple to most of you out there but not the
>case for me. i dont really wantto pay for any more bits at the
What ? You just "upgraded" to a card you say you knew wasn't supported
by free software and now you want solutions which don't involve $$$ ?
The only way to get your X working without paying more is to take the
Matrox back and get something XFree86 supports.
Quote:>moment so any software on the net thats free i would appreciate.
There are gigabytes of free software on the net. None of it will
support Matrox video cards because Matrox won't allow that. But since
you said you'd appreciate it anyway... Where would you like it all sent ?
Ray Auchterlounie Research Student (still) at:
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