xorg driver bug

Randy Pratt rpratt1950 at embarqmail.com
Mon Oct 15 11:45:05 PDT 2007

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:04:02 -0700
Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 10:37:10PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 	Guys,
> > 
> > 	Has anybody with any Dell run into this before?  I just got a new
> > 	Matrox with 32M of video ram.  Run with the "mga" driver, X comes
> > 	up extremely dark.  If I change the driver to the "vesa" X comes
> > 	up with normal brightness but the resolution is terrible.  At
> > 	most 640x480.  tHis could be a hardware bug;I'm hoping it is
> > 	just not having selected the right driver.  
> > 
> > 	Anybody know what to try next?
> > 
> 	Update, and no-joy: i've added Modes lines, tried different flags.
> 	Still, using the "mga" drivr gives a dark screen; only the "vesa" works.
> 	none of the xorg config toools work.  The Matroc Millennium G450
> 	is brand new, so doubt it's the card.  The previous card had the
> 	same problem--way to dark--soI got this new card.

I ran into a resolution problem with the xf86-video-mga-1.9.100 driver
and reverted back to xf86-video-mga-1.4.7 which was working okay.

My card was a Matrox G400.  I've also done some searching but have not
turned up anything helpful so far.  Maybe give the older driver a
try and see if that works for you.



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