downgrade xorg to 7.1
rankshell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 12:53:59 UTC 2009
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 12:41 AM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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 your G550:
> 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
Thank you very much for your information, I would dig into it when I am on
free time. The reason why I want to try the proprietary driver is that it
seems the open source driver can't reach more than 800x600 resolutions on
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