Re: DEC Alpha Xfree86 video card what works?
Before you try to get another card, know that I have run Xorg on an
Alpha XL366 (XLT) with a Matrox Millennium II and a Matrox Mystique.
Both ran well enough considering their age and the relative speed of the
machine. I used the MGA driver.
I have tried using a Matrox Millennium II video card in both MGA and VGA modes and have been getting an xfree86 server crash saying that the "screen is not found".
I would like to know which video card is supported for a DEC Alpha by Debian Linux without having to modify the kernel? I am sure that someone is out there who is actually running a system like mine with a working video card? I would like to know the make and model of the card that you are using and the extent to which it works.
I got that message once too, and all I had to do was to specify the PCI
BusID for the card. You can use lspci to get your card's BusID and then
put it in your xorg.conf (or XF86Config-4.conf or something) in the
device section. Search Google or read the conf file's man page for more
details, I can't remember exactly.
The only pesky problem I got with those cards was graphical corruption
everywhere on the screen when I would run Gnome. Under KDE everything
was fine though. I no longer run anything graphical on that machine
though, it was quite slow in X.
Jean-Sébastien Guay email@example.com