downgrade xorg to 7.1
wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Dec 27 16:41:19 UTC 2009
On Sun, 27 Dec 2009, x z wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 3:39 AM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Dec 2009, x z wrote:
>> I would downgrade xorg from 7.4 to 7.1 for display driver.
> Because I have a Matrox G550 card which has property driver supported up to
> xorg 7.1.
I used a couple of G400s which were far past their use-by dates and
spent a good deal of effort keeping them going. The alternate 1.9.100
branch of the mga driver was better. It needs patches to build with the
current xorg, which I have, but also there are reports of problems after
that. Haven't worked on it because I replaced the cards and retired the
systems they were in. The equipment is still available, and I may work
on it again sometime. My page with information:
The patches to remove cfb code from 1.9.100 are in that directory now,
too, so they don't get lost.
You might also try the 1.4.11 version of the driver. I don't know if
it's a drop-in replacement for the 1.4.10 in ports, or if it supports
If your hardware allows (PC98 and sparc apparently don't), replacing the
Matrox with a Radeon makes things much easier.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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