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ML 110 G4 Matrox Driver problem Linux

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ML 110 G4 Matrox Driver problem Linux


About 2 months ago, my company bought 5 hp proliant 110 g4 servers.
When we tried to install Fedora Core 4 or 6, the x server wouldn't start. It complained that there was no suitable vga (matrox) driver. With Fedora 5, the X server started but blurred. When i tried installing the driver that came with the CD, i got error "couldn't find x server driver install path"

Whats wrong? Where can I get the suitable driver for these distros?

Thank you.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: ML 110 G4 Matrox Driver problem Linux

While searching for a perfect driver, you can try the VESA driver:

system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa

Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Van den Broeck Tijl
Valued Contributor

Re: ML 110 G4 Matrox Driver problem Linux

If you really need an accelerated X or any other special features (DRI, OpenGL, ...) then it depends upon which matrox card the proliants have.

If it's an MGA or parhelia, don't even think about trying the official binary drivers from matrox, go straight to and has modded and extended the matrox drivers to make sure they operate on recent linux kernels/Xorg's and distributions.