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I tried to install X-windows system (for the Linux 5.1 Redhat), but my video card is not listed, it is a Matrox Productiva G100 AGP, I tried to select from the "unlisted cards" from the Xconfigurator but it didn't work...the system cann't recognize the card and the chipset....what can I Do?
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Your card is probably too new to have linux drivers for it yet. X drivers are always a little behind the curve because the people writing the drivers are usually unpaid, and they have to get the specs for the card after it is released. So your options are: wait and hope somebody writes a driver (check at www.xfree86.org to see if somebody is working on it); use the card with the vga16 driver (16 colors only);  get a supported card. You could also check to see if there are commerical X servers that support your card.
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There is a company called "Accelerated-x" which has already create some drivers for the Matrox Productiva, but I cann't find any links....
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Accelerated X is at www.xinside.com. You're right, I saw your card listed
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Thank very much swwelsh.
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