Get your MATROX VGA card working here

  • dusty
Posted: Mon, 12/10/2007 - 18:54
http://matrox.tuxx-home.at/ This guy is simply the best at anything to do with a MATROX card and the linux kenel.

You could also use mergefdb

  • Patrice Brousseau
  • 06/04/07
  • Wed, 01/23/2008 - 23:55
Hi, I see in your xorg.conf that you use Xinerama. From what I've read on the Matrox unofficial site, you lose acceleration using Xinerama. It's why I've gone with Mergedfb instead of Xinerama on my Matrox G450 (and I have this way less xruns at low latencies with jackdmp).

Dual monitors with Matrox

  • osaeris
  • 06/14/07
  • Wed, 01/23/2008 - 13:02
Not wanting to break with my tradition of posting copies of my xorg.conf files, here's another one I made to run dual monitors at 1280 x 1024 using a Matrox G550: Make sure you edit the Busid "PCI:3:0:0" line to match the output from lspci for your own graphics card. For ATI Radeon and NVidia versions I posted those HERE # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.) # # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only* # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg # package. # # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated # again, run the following command: # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg Section "Files" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "gb" Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Driver "wacom" Identifier "stylus" Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" Option "Type" "stylus" Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY EndSection Section "InputDevice" Driver "wacom" Identifier "eraser" Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" Option "Type" "eraser" Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY EndSection Section "InputDevice" Driver "wacom" Identifier "cursor" Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" Option "Type" "cursor" Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Matrox G550" Boardname "mga" Busid "PCI:3:0:0" Driver "mga" Screen 0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "X762A" Vendorname "Generic LCD Display" Modelname "LCD Panel 1280x1024" Horizsync 31.5-64.0 Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0 modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync Gamma 1.0 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Matrox G550" Monitor "X762A" Defaultdepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024@60" "1280x960@60" "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60" EndSubSection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0 screen 1 "screen2" rightof "Default Screen" Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard" Inputdevice "Configured Mouse" # Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet # InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents" # InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents" # InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" Load "GLcore" Load "v4l" EndSection Section "monitor" # Identifier "monitor1" Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play" Modelname "Plug 'n' Play" modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync modeline "1152x864@75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync modeline "1280x1024@75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync modeline "1280x960@75" 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync modeline "1400x1050@75" 155.85 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync modeline "1600x1200@65" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync modeline "1600x1200@60" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync Gamma 1.0 EndSection Section "device" # Identifier "device2" Boardname "mga" Busid "PCI:3:0:0" Driver "mga" Screen 1 EndSection Section "screen" # Identifier "screen2" Device "device2" Defaultdepth 24 Monitor "monitor2" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024@60" "1280x960@60" "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60" EndSubSection EndSection Section "monitor" # Identifier "monitor2" Vendorname "Generic LCD Display" Modelname "LCD Panel 1280x1024" Horizsync 31.5-64.0 Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0 modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync Gamma 1.0 EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "Xinerama" "true" EndSection Section "device" # Identifier "device1" Boardname "ATI Radeon" Busid "PCI:1:5:0" Driver "ati" Screen 0 Vendorname "ATI" Option "MergedFB" "off" EndSection Section "screen" # Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Defaultdepth 24 Monitor "monitor3" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "640x480@60" EndSubSection EndSection Section "monitor" # Identifier "monitor3" Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play" Modelname "Plug 'n' Play" modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync Gamma 1.0 EndSection