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Re: Matrox G450 PCI DVI with modern xorg ?



Mark Carroll <mtbc@ixod.org> wrote:

> I have a Matrox G450 video card in a 5v 33MHz PCI slot in an old system.
> I hope to get DVI output from it, I don't care about using the other
> head. While the console is fine, I can't get xorg to work with it.

I am afraid to say this, but: G450 DVI with modern Xorg does not work
and will never work, because you need the closed source proprietary HAL
for this which has not been updated since a long long time.

I tried to get this to work several years ago, trying everything, even
binary patching mga_hal.so with some information gathered from Usenet
and forums.

I'm sorry, but "it's dead, Jim".

Grüße,
Sven.

-- 
Sigmentation fault. Core dumped.


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