Bug 19987 - Extremely slow XFree86 on Matrox G200
Extremely slow XFree86 on Matrox G200
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-29 07:55 EST by Motor
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 16:53:33 EST
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Description Motor 2000-10-29 07:55:10 EST
During a fresh installation of RH7, the graphics card - a Matrox G200 8Mb
SDRAM - was correctly detected. Unfortunately, when I started the XServer,
it was extremely slow - I could literally see the pixels of icons being

The system is an Intel Celeron 333, 192Mb RAM with 8G hard disk. The card
functions correctly under 6.2 (this is still on the machine in another

I eventually got things running normally by asking X to generate a config
file by itself.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-12-20 08:29:58 EST
Are you using XFree86 3.3.6 or 4.0?
Does running Xconfigurator fix the problem?
Xconfigurator --preferxf4?
Xconfigurator --preferxf3?
Comment 2 Motor 2000-12-20 18:46:02 EST
Using XFree 4.0
I fixed the problem by running "X -configure" and using the resulting config
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-03 03:03:52 EDT
Looks like you got it going ok..

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