Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28468
problem starting XFree server for matrox G200
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:36 EDT
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After installing RH7.0 the XFree server tries to start at several
resolutions, and dies again, until it is at the resolution 1024*768.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a fresh install of RH7, on a computer containing a Matrox G200 card
2. Use all defaults.
3. As Monitor choose a generic 17" monitor that can handle 1200*1024
4. After installing reboot
When starting the X-Server the problem is there
Actual Results: After some tries the X-server started at 1024*768
Expected Results: The X-server shouls start immediate at 1200*1024
Adding the line
VideoRam = 8192K to the XConfig file under the used server did solve the
It doesn't appear that XFree can detect Video RAM on Matrox cards. I don't
know if this is a bug or a hardware limitation, but anyone I know using
MGA cards, has to specify their video ram. It seems to work better in our
latest rawhide release though.