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Re: [ProgSoc] RH6.0 & XServers
On 3 Jun, James Wright wrote:
> finally got all my stuff into gear and freed up some disk to put
> RedHat 6.0 on lastnight. I didn't get alot of time to play around but
> I have a question. Even though the installer detected my Matrox
> Millenium PCI card, I still wasn't able to get the resolution above
> 640x480 and 8bit depth, despite playing around with clocks and
> Xconfigurator etc.
> I have run different distributions of linux off and on over the last 5
> years on the same machine and I have always been able to get at least
> 800x600 16Bit. The last couple of times I have used MetroX. My
> question is this.. The installer installed the SVGA Xserver by
> default, is there any other servers out there more suited to the
> Matrox chipsets (other than MetroX)
Later versions of XFree have Matrox acceleration built into the SVGA
server - though I'm not sure if that version is included on RH6. I've
got a Millenium I card and it works fine with SVGA, admittedly on a
reasonably hacked-around RH5.2 box.
> Finally, is there some commonly agreed upon graphics card(s) that
> particularly suit linux? I have had some experience with S3's and
> can't say that I was especially impressed.
My previous card was an S3 Trio64 and also worked well. Remember that
Xfree has nothing to do with Linux except that it happens to run on it,
unless you're using fbcon, but you're not. X runs slower than Windows,
but that's not due to the video card - it's because X is big and fat.
Sorry this response wasn't more helpful - but at least you know that
the problem shouldn't be with either the card or X. :)
ObStupidQuestion: Have you ensured that your default display mode is set
to the correct res?
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