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RE: [ProgSoc] RH6.0 & XServers
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> Later versions of XFree have Matrox acceleration built into the SVGA
> server - though I'm not sure if that version is included on RH6.
> got a Millenium I card and it works fine with SVGA, admittedly on a
> reasonably hacked-around RH5.2 box.
Hmm.. When I saw that it detected the Matrox and then said installing
the SVGA Server, I was quite suprised, but I made the assumption that
they must have extended the SVGA server to encompass more cards
> My previous card was an S3 Trio64 and also worked well. Remember
> 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
> but that's not due to the video card - it's because X is big and
Oh, I am quite aware of that.
> Sorry this response wasn't more helpful - but at least you know that
> the problem shouldn't be with either the card or X. :)
That's fine, just sounding out the more experienced linux users out
there, it's been about 6 months since I last played with it. I was
actually pretty impressed with Gnome, and GIMP has moved forward
*alot* since I last used it.
> ObStupidQuestion: Have you ensured that your default display
> mode is set
> to the correct res?
Tried all different kinds, different depths and switching between
them. When Xconfigurator tries to probe the hardware it comes back
with errors, which was suprising, because it never had a problem
before. I know that probing is not always sucessful, I will play more
with it tonight.
I also noticed that it had difficulty finding a PCI NE200 network
card. But this is the first time that I have run Linux with a PCI
network card so I have to play more with it.
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