Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Indonesia
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
Is matrox driver mature enough?

I'm currently using geforce 2 mx and have no problem with nvidia drivers for linux. Now i'm planning to use matrox graphic g550 agp. But i'm not really sure with the driver. Is the driver good enough? Can u share some experiece with it?

If the driver is not really good, then i will stick with my geforce.

Old 10-10-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Old Blighty
Distribution: Slackware, NetBSD
Posts: 536

Rep: Reputation: 30
Good enough for what? Depends what you want it for.

I have a g550 which works fine, but don't expect any kind of decent 3d performance. 3d is very weak but that isn't what the g550 is for.

The drivers are included with X, though you'll want the proprietary mga_hal module if you want to use the fancier features like dual-head (haven't tried that yet). You can find mga_hal on matrox's website, along with a configuration tool which I seem to recall worked fine (it's been some time since I used it).

I'm currently using a Radeon 9800 pro which takes ages (3-5 seconds) to switch between X and the console (and also to switch resolutions in X). I've had a Geforce which also took several seconds to switch. The g550 switches very quickly.

In all, it's an excellent card, as long as you don't need high 3d performance.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mandrake is a mature Linux OS clotter Mandriva 6 02-10-2005 03:10 PM
Matrox G200 (ya I know...) dareino Linux - Hardware 3 09-24-2004 12:19 AM
Matrox Millennium II driver - high res? patrickh Linux - Hardware 2 07-05-2004 11:17 AM
Matrox Millennium javax Linux - Hardware 1 11-13-2002 06:04 PM
matrox drivers toolshed Linux - General 3 01-28-2002 08:28 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration