On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 02:27:25PM -0400, Randy Pratt wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:04:02 -0700
> Gary Kline <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 10:37:10PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > Guys,
> > >
> > > Has anybody with any Dell run into this before? I just got a new
> > > Matrox with 32M of video ram. Run with the "mga" driver, X comes
> > > up extremely dark. If I change the driver to the "vesa" X comes
> > > up with normal brightness but the resolution is terrible. At
> > > most 640x480. tHis could be a hardware bug;I'm hoping it is
> > > just not having selected the right driver.
> > >
> > > Anybody know what to try next?
> > >
> > Update, and no-joy: i've added Modes lines, tried different flags.
> > Still, using the "mga" drivr gives a dark screen; only the "vesa" works.
> > none of the xorg config toools work. The Matroc Millennium G450
> > is brand new, so doubt it's the card. The previous card had the
> > same problem--way to dark--soI got this new card.
> I ran into a resolution problem with the xf86-video-mga-1.9.100 driver
> and reverted back to xf86-video-mga-1.4.7 which was working okay.
> My card was a Matrox G400. I've also done some searching but have not
> turned up anything helpful so far. Maybe give the older driver a
> try and see if that works for you.
Hmm, and Hmmmmm. It just occured to me that I have no video mga
in mykernel GENERIC. I can't find mga.ko (or any other kernel
object file *anywhere*.
Rebuilding my kernel is not a big deal.. Can you or anybody else
clue me in on this? How do I revert back to the earlier mga
driver? In other words: where is the 1.4.7 src.
A last tidbit is that while things DO load, the screen is almost
dark. --My CRT is in great shape.
Gary Kline email@example.com www.thought.org Public Service Unix