Bug 28468 - problem starting XFree server for matrox G200
problem starting XFree server for 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: 2001-02-20 11:39 EST by Jaap de Wolff
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-20 11:39:56 EST
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Description Jaap de Wolff 2001-02-20 11:39:53 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT)

After installing RH7.0 the XFree server tries to start at several 
resolutions, and dies again, until it is at the resolution 1024*768.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a fresh install of RH7, on a computer containing a Matrox G200 card 
with 8Mb.
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 
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-20 13:53:35 EST
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.

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