howto/hack for Matrox's mga_hal and Xorg 6.9.

George Hartzell hartzell at
Fri May 5 22:39:02 UTC 2006

[I've seen some comments here about people struggling w/ mga_hal, so I
 thought I'd share this.]

I wanted to use features of the Matrox mga x11 driver (dual headed
digital video) that required the hal, but I wasn't able to get the
mga_hal port to work with Xorg 6.9.

I cobbled up an underhanded hack that resulted in a working set of
binaries, based on some hacks that the Linux community was using.

If you need to use mga_hal w/ Xorg 6.9 on -STABLE, my hack might be

You can find the details at:


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