Re: Video Cards
Lawrence Chim wrote:
>> > I am about to buy a new machine. Gateway 2000 is attractive, but
>> >it uses a 2mb Matrox card (model not specified, and the salesman
>> >doesn't know) standard, and offers STB ViRGE /VX 4 and 8 mb cards as
>> >options. The latest Hardware-HOWTO I have found (v6969, 14 November
>> >1995) doesn't list these cards as being supported in XFree86.
>> > Does anyone have any experience running these cards under X?
>> > What does "ViRGE" mean? It is printed with a trade mark symbol
>> >following it, as if it is proprietary, but I notice several brands of
>> >cards use it in their model names.
>> Some Matrox cards use a popular 3D accelerator chip named S3 ViRGE/VX.
>> "ViRGE" is just a model name S3 uses to differentiate from their plain old
>> non-3D chips. "ViRGE /VX" is the same as the "ViRGE" model except that it
>> uses the much faster VRAM and hence the g'damned high retail price.
>None of the Matrox cards are using S3 ViRGE.
You're right none of the Matrox cards use S3 ViRGE. Must have go mixed up.
>> Though the Matrox card is not listed in XFree86, I'm pretty sure you may
>> use the "Generic S3 ViRGE/VX" servers/drivers. I have been using a card
>> with S3 ViRGE/VX configured with the Generic driver for months now and it
>> works GREAT.
>There is a server for Matrox card, the name of the server is something
Right again Lawrence.
Sorry for the screw ups Bob. I believe the crap I said bout the S3 holds
some water though.