XFree and Matrox G550 -- HELP!
HELP!! This newbie is having major problems getting XFree86 to run.
The problem: my video card is the Matrox G550, and Debian 3.0
installs XFree86 version 188.8.131.52, which does not support it. And every driver I've
tried, including the generic VGA, gives me a "No screens found" error when I try
Matrox provides Linux drivers, but when I use their install.sh, it returns a message
that it does not support the version of XFree I have, although the documentation
indicates that it does support 4.1.0.
XFree 4.2 does support the G550, but when I download the .debs,
dselect tells me there are dependencies that I can't seem to clear, even when I add
the specific lib files listed. Of course, when I do, then just about all of the
gnome specific packages complain, because libc6-184.108.40.206 (which they like) is being
replaced with libc6-220.127.116.11 (which they don't, but which XFree 4.2 wants).
I have re-installed several times, including re-initializing, and nothing seems to
work. I am baffled and _very_ frustrated.
I am planning to run dual-head when I get this working. I _don't_ want to use a
distro other than Debian, although I may be forced to, if I can't solve this.
The other hardware: AMD Athlon 1900+, Soyo Dragon Plus m/b, 1.5GB RAM, 20GB h/d
partition (system is multi-boot) + 128MB swap partition.
The G550 works great with Windoze, so the hardware is functional. I just don't want
that o/s around any more than I absolutely have to.
Please reply to n7fzatarrldotnet. Being a newbie, and willing to admit it, a 'cookie-cutter'
solution is requested.