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Old 11-26-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: watford
Distribution: Slackware 13 64Bit Multi-Lib KDE4.2.4
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Installing Matrox g450 dual head

Hello all,this is my firt post to these forums but have been a lurker for the past week or so,iam a newbie but have been learning a lot from the excellent articles on here....

my operating system of choice is slackware 11.0

i currently have a savage 4 card installed on my system,iam getting a matrox g450 delivered tomorrow,can someone please advise me on the steps i need to be able to use this card after i have plugged it in,i take it somehow i will have to edit the xorg sonfig etc....

will it let me boot to kde for me to edit it there????? or will it be a command line jobbby,i was under the impression it would boot with standard vesa drivers etc...

thanks for reading

todders (adrian)

Last edited by todders; 11-26-2006 at 03:54 PM.
Old 11-29-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2006
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Distribution: Slackware 13 64Bit Multi-Lib KDE4.2.4
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when i installed this card in slackware 11.0 it was not recognised by xorg.conf it would just hang after using init 4 command i had to edit the xorg.conf file and replace driver with the "mga" one it then worked without a problem,i didnt know how to edit xorg.conf from a prompt so had to use another distro live cd to edit it...

direct rendering enabled as well after issuing load "dri" command
and adding the following Section "DRI" Mode 0666...

score from glx gears is 5.0 secs 210 fps without direct rendering it was 98.0 fps.. running on agp 2.0.. with a pentuim 3 800..




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