Chris Metzler wrote:
On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 23:07:01 -0800My old one was an Athlon based 1GHz machine. I've been told its not a reliable combination (ASUS/Athlon). AMD wouldn't speak to me about it except to say, "ASUS is not one of the recommended motherboards." If you have the card, try it in another machine.
"Dale E. Edmons" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Chris Metzler wrote:
What I can tell you, though, is that DRI and OpenGL support for MatroxNo real arguments here, but there is useable code for the card in the native X11.
cards under Linux sucks rocks. First of all, Matrox' drivers are open,
and their proprietary HAL module doesn't really buy you anything, so
Sure; it's just broken. The DRI project people agree that it's broken; they just don't have anybody that can fix it right now (or, rather, didn't as of late summer. things may have changed).
for just a taste. There's a lot more there too. Personally, I had
constant hard lockups requiring a full system reset, with lots of
DMA idle timeout messages to my X log, whenever I tried flightgear
for very long with the Matrox card. From other messages in the Matrox
Sounds like the ASUS (junk!) motherboard I had. My 1GHz athalon on its
board sits collecting dust (it doesn't even do that very well). The G450 I have is very
robust as is the code. I run Debian Linux without a single lockup in over a year now.
Hmmm, well, yes, this is with an Athlon (XP 2000+) on an Asus a7v333.
Mine's a G450. Similar, but not identical. My card is good and motherboard bad.However, the exact problem I encountered with the Matrox drivers has been reported by several other people on e.g. the X.org and DRI project bugzillas, and they weren't running Asus motherboards. And when I dumped the G550 for a GF4 Ti4600, I never had another problem.
Similar, but different problems. So people should stay away from Matrox's except the
G450 if they can even pick one up anymore, and of course, some ASUS motherboards. :)
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