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Old 07-20-2004, 05:26 PM   #1
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MATROX G400 and XFree86 4.1.0.1


Hello.
I installed Debian Woody and have a Matrox Video Card G400.
The XFree86 version is 4.1.0.1. I tried to configure it in many ways,
including running xf86config and using dpkg-recofigure xserver-xfree86.
Both ways didnīt work, I cannot start the X-Server. I receive some
errors: "FAiled to load module mga_hal"


How can I load this module? Where can I find it?
There is a message into the log files telling that "This is a pre-
release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way". I used the version included into the stable Woody CD
distribution. I have not Internet connection to this PC, does any
update exists which I can install from CD or Floppy?


Enrique
 
Old 07-20-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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http://packages.debian.org/stable/x11/mgapdesk
 
Old 07-20-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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Try hypnos advice first, otherwise, there is some general info here.

From Google:
http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/mga.4.html

http://georgi.unixsol.org/programs/X11/XF86Config-4.3

Last edited by macondo; 07-20-2004 at 06:38 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:05 AM   #4
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Hello
I installed mga_hal drivers for the
MATROX Card. To do this first I had to install the XFree86 4.3.0
release, which I did.
Now the system reports a Mouse Error. I am using a PS/2 Mouse (DELL
Intellimouse 1.2A PS/2 Compatible). I tried several configurations by
selecting "PS/2" mouse, "Auto" and "Microsoft", but none of the
options worked.

Best Regards
Enrique Benito
 
Old 08-07-2004, 01:52 PM   #5
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On kernel 2.4.x:

#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

on the mouse section:

first screen, choose /dev/psaux from the list
second screen choose ImPS/2 for the middle scroll button

say yes to 'emulate 3 buttons' in the nex screen
 
  


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