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Older Matrox Graphics video cards are well supported by Xorg.

[edit] MGA G200

Identified by lspci as:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

This card works well with this configuration:

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Matrox"
        Driver          "mga"
        BusID           "PCI:1:00:0"
        Option          "AGPMode"               "1"
        Option          "OverclockMem"  "true"  #default off
        #XvImage uses texture engine
        Option          "TexturedVideo" "true"  #default off,                                                
EndSection

All mga options are listed in the file /usr/lib/X11/Options (location may vary depending on distribution).

  • "OverclockMem" does what is says, overclocks the memory. This could shorten the life of the card. It works great and likely will not do any damage.
  • "TexturedVideo" means that Xvideo will be drawn using this cards texture engine. If you are using software suspend then XV xvideo will not work after resume when using the normal XVideo, but it will work after suspend when "TexturedVideo" is set to true.
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