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Re: getting XFree to work with geforce MX

I had a machine with this card as well. At the time I looked, the
documentation on xfree86.org said that this card is supported in the
developement version of X 4.?.?, but not currently supported in the
official release, but will be in the next official release. 


On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Daniel Borgmann wrote:

> Hello list!
> i recently helped my father to install debian (potato r0) on his box. 
> everything was fine, but X is a problem. i have to say this was ever a 
> problem since he upgraded his graphic card to a hercules 3d prophet which is 
> using the geforce MX chipset.
> he tried mandrake before but when it comes to auto detection, it damages the 
> display (not physically of course) so i can't even use the textmode anymore.
> this is really ugly...
> now with debian there is a similar problem. i used XF86Setup. in "cards", i 
> used the details, not one of the list and left everything on probing.
> after starting the x server, everything was foobared again...
> i know, that the geforce MX ist NOT supported with xfree 3 but i still think 
> it should be possible to run x in a kind of compatiblity mode isn't it??
> i don't care about all the fancy geforce features (in fact my father's 
> favorite game is nethack, so he's not in a hurry to install x, but it would 
> be really nice to show him the great new kde2 desktop!), but it should be 
> able to render 1024*768 with 32 bit colors in a reasonable speed.
> what does i have to do exactly to make this work?
> btw, it already worked using the VGA16 server and a generic vga driver.
> but 640*480 is not a sollution ;)
> i hope i can show him now how great the debian support is.. :))
> -Daniel
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