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bali 10-17-2007 12:13 PM

How to install Graphics Drivers? (Matrox G550)
 
I recently installed Suse Linux Entreprise Desktop 10
I have a Matrox G550 graphic card and I have downloaded the appropriate drivers from support.matrox.com
I have tried to install the drivers as per the readme file.
I ran the 'sh install.sh'.
However, the 3d accelerations and visual effects still do no work.

I would appreciate any help in walking me through the installation process for the drivers so as to enable the 3d accelerations and visual effects.

Thank you.

reddazz 10-17-2007 06:36 PM

Hi and welcome to LQ. If this card is an Nvidia based card, then you need to download and install the Linux drivers from nvidia.com.

Peacedog 10-17-2007 06:44 PM

Hi bali, Welcome to lq. This may help.

http://susefaq.sourceforge.net/faq/matrox.html

Good luck. ;-)

bali 10-18-2007 02:12 PM

Matrox Graphic Cards
 
Thank you very much for the replies.

The file I got from matrox.com was matrox_driver-x86_32-4.4.0.tar.gz.
It was listed specifically for the G550 card.

Regarding, http://susefaq.sourceforge.net/faq/matrox.html
I have already done 1-5.
I will try 6-8 and see whether this solves my problem.

Thanks!

bali 10-18-2007 02:32 PM

Matrox G550 Graphic Card
 
Regarding 7-8, I don't have the X11 subdirectory in /etc/.

Also, if I go to 'Desktop Effects' settings in the Control Center, I see the following warning:
"Your graphics card is not in Xgl's database"
"Xgl is enabled, but might not perform well with this card."

Peacedog 10-18-2007 06:49 PM

First I can't guarantee that this actually works, everything I've read on the card says 3d acceleration is not available on the PCIe cards. That link is the only one I've found that says it's possible. That said, where is your X11 directory?
Code:

:~$ whereis X11
X11: /usr/bin/X11 /etc/X11 /usr/lib/X11 /usr/X11R6/bin/X11 /usr/bin/X11/X11 /usr/X11/bin/X11 /usr/include/X11 /usr/share/X11

Good luck. ;-)

bali 10-19-2007 11:05 AM

I found the X11 Directory.
I didn't have the XF86Config file but I used Xorg instead.
I did the modifcations 7-8.

I also hacked the configuration file as stated in :
http://en.opensuse.org/Using_Xgl_on_SUSE_Linux

I still do not see the cube after I reboot.

Any idea?


PS: My Desktop Effects Settings' window looks like

Video Card: Matrox Graphics Inc. MGA G550 AGP
Your graphics card is not in Xgl's database.
3D Acceleration: Enabled
Desktop Effects: Enabled
Xgl is enabled, but might not perform well with this card.

Peacedog 10-19-2007 11:24 AM

Sorry, like I said before everything I've read on these cards (the PCIe version) say 3d acceleration is not possible. It looks like your configuration is correct for the AGP type card from this.
Quote:

Video Card: Matrox Graphics Inc. MGA G550 AGP
I'll hit this thread if I find anything else.
Good luck. ;-)


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