[svlug] Installing video drivers in Debian
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 23 13:09:01 PDT 2001
begin Reg Charney quotation:
> I just purchased a Matrox Millenium G450 DDR 32mb Dual Head AGP video
> card. I also got a Linux driver, mga_drv.o, from the Matrox site. The
> site had no documentation on installing Linux video drivers.
http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/files/linux_06.cfm has a link
to ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/linux/2001/beta_1_2_0/readme.txt ,
which may be useful to you. (Please note that this binary driver is for
XFree86 4.x, on IA-32 only.)
archive's "readme" file is in MS-Word format, which is never a good
sign. Most of the source code modules appear to be proprietary for lack
of licence terms. (Which might be accidental on their part. You might
want to call their attention to this.)
As a generality, it's best to avoid buying hardware that requires (or
functions well only with) proprietary driver software, if feasible.
**COUGH** NVIDIA ** COUGH **.
Cheers, Right to keep and bear
Rick Moen Haiku shall not be abridged
rick at linuxmafia.com Or denied. So there.
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