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Well, I got a new computer and the video card as long as it is explained in the 60 pages booklet I got with it says that "my video card is a newest card, Matrox Millenium AGP with 8Mb of SynRAM" and that is it. Why my Netscape under Linux RedHat 5.0 displays pictures like 16 colors bitmaps? I choosed a generic SVGA card(AGP was found no-where in RedHat 5.0) and I did put only 4Mb of video in the configuration. Tell me what to do. In the appearance GIMP, or even the Xserver looks like 256 colors. I tried --16bpp commands but no luck so far. I know I have 8Mb of SynRAM video(WinNT did detected it and I was running 1600x1200 for 16bit[65000 colors] in WinNT) but what is the matter with Linux? Please do offer me some hints ...
 
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by:marcelofr
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have you looked at suse? (http://www.suse.com/XSuSE/
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elvaaa,

I have a matrox g200 and running linux..
To get this card working on X I have done the following..

1) downloaded a XFCom_Matrox file from the suse site (www.suse.de)
2) copied this file over the XF86_SVGA file (so replacing it..)
3) then configured X to use the SVGA

This works for me.. Everthing looks as it should be.

Niels.
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by:elvaaa
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well it worked out, I even made some significant changes too ... Gosh I had no idea how to aproach AGP cards under unix ...!
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