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Postby neGODnick » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:01 pm

Hello!
matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.2-installer.run can't install but
matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.3-installer.run from http://matrox.tuxx-home.at/viewtopic.php?t=153 defines wrong X-server!!

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2
Videocard Matrox Millennium P650, AGP8x, 64 Mb VideoRam
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boss@MAFIA:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. Millenium P650/P750 (rev 02)
02:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
02:07.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
boss@MAFIA:~$ uname -a
Linux MAFIA 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Thu Jun 7 20:19:32 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

boss@MAFIA:~$ sudo '/home/boss/Desktop/matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.2-installer.run'
Please, enter the directory to extract the files [/home/boss/] /home/boss/
Creating directory /home/boss//matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.2
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Unofficial Matrox G-Series Driver by tuxx-home.at..............................................


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   Matrox Linux Driver Install Script   
========================================

ERROR: The X server drivers included in this installation package
       do not support the current version of your X server.

The program returned an error code (1)
boss@MAFIA:~$ sudo '/home/boss/Desktop/matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.2-installer.run'
Please, enter the directory to extract the files [/home/boss/]

Creating directory /home/boss/matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.2
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Unofficial Matrox G-Series Driver by tuxx-home.at..............................................








========================================
   Matrox Linux Driver Install Script   
========================================

ERROR: The X server drivers included in this installation package
       do not support the current version of your X server.

The program returned an error code (1)
boss@MAFIA:~$ sudo '/home/boss/Desktop/matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.3-installer.run'
Please, enter the directory to extract the files [/home/boss/] /home/boss/
Creating directory /home/boss//matroxdriver_mga-x86_32-4.4.3
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Unofficial Matrox G-Series Driver by tuxx-home.at..............................................









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   Matrox Linux Driver Install Script   
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Can't find the X Server version you are currently running (7.2.0) in
this installers database, so for your convenience, I'll try to install
the latest available version (7.1.0) onto your system.

If you think this is alright, simply hit <RETURN> here, if you don't,
stop here by pressing CTRL-C and please post this notice in the
Unofficial Matrox Technical Support Forum (http://matrox.tuxx-home.at)
and I'll see what I can do for you.

Please strike any key to continue...


What is it?
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:29 pm

Hi!

First of all, you're using the wrong driver. The mga driver is to be used for
the G-series cards (G200, G400, G450, G550, etc.). According to your
lspci output, you have a P-series card installed (P650, P750, Parhelia, etc.)
so you will need to download the mtx driver that can also be found in the
downloads section in here (current version: 1.4.4.9).

Additionally, the driver packages don't define a wrong X server but the
latest available compiled version of the X server card driver is compiled
for Xorg 7.1.0 and you're using 7.2.0.

According to the text you already quoted, it is safe to install the 7.1.0 version
onto your 7.2.0 server as they are basically compatible.

I agree that the wording of the paraphrase above is very bad, therefore it
will be fixed in the next release (has already been fixed in the mtx driver
v1.4.4.9), so please give the mtx driver a try and you should get a working
system.
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Postby neGODnick » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:03 pm

O'kay!

I now install the right driver matroxdriver_mtx-x86_32-1.4.4.9-installer.run.
The log was the same for previous driver:
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sudo '/home/boss/Desktop/matroxdriver_mtx-x86_32-1.4.4.9-installer.run'
Password:
Please, enter the directory to extract the files [/home/boss/] /home/boss/
Creating directory /home/boss//matroxdriver_mtx-x86_32-1.4.4.9
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Unofficial Matrox Parhelia Driver by tuxx-home.at............................................................................................................................................................................


========================================
   Matrox Linux Driver Install Script   
========================================

Can't find the X Server version you are currently running (7.2.0) in
this installers database, so for your convenience, I'll try to install
the driver for the latest available version (7.1.0) onto your system.
Basically, it should be compatible to your Xorg version, so it is safe
to hit <RETURN> here.

If you think this is alright, simply hit <RETURN> here, if you don't,
stop here by pressing CTRL-C and please post this notice in the
Unofficial Matrox Technical Support Forum (http://matrox.tuxx-home.at)
and I'll see what I can do for you.

Please strike any key to continue...
Installing X server driver for X.org 7.1.0

Creating a V4L driver backup file in /usr/share/matrox.

Installing V4L driver for X.org 7.1.0

Messages are being logged in file /tmp/make.log,
this might take some time.

Compiling mtx.ko ... done.

Installing the mtx.ko kernel module to /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/kernel/drivers/video

Updating library cache

Searching for OpenGL files.

Creating OpenGL backups in /usr/share/matrox/GLBackup-070619-212539

Create backup of libglx.so

find: /etc/ld.so.conf.d/*.conf: No such file or directory
find: /etc/ld.so.conf.d/*.conf: No such file or directory
find: /etc/ld.so.conf.d/*.conf: No such file or directory
Updating library cache

These files can be restored by launching the following
command as root:

    sh /usr/share/matrox/GLBackup-070619-212539/restoregl.sh

Installing the OpenGL library file to /usr/lib

Installing the GLX library file to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions

Installing the gl.h header file to /usr/include

Installing the glext.h header file to /usr/include

Installing the glx.h header file to /usr/include

Updating library cache

After reboot & autologin I have saw the damaged screen with colour & black boxes. Mouse & keyboard was 'dead".
I did reboot with LiveCD and edit xorg.conf:
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Section "Device"
   Identifier   "...sorry, I don't remember"
   Driver      "vesa"

to
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Section "Device"
   Identifier   "G400_2"
   Driver      "mtx"

Now I have driver installed, but screen refresh is 75 or 85 Hz. Without driver was the same - 85.
In Windows it is 100Hz.
How can I do 100Hz, do you know?
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:07 pm

I now install the right driver matroxdriver_mtx-x86_32-1.4.4.9-installer.run.


Alright.
Installation of the driver looks good.

Now I have driver installed, but screen refresh is 75 or 85 Hz. Without driver was the same - 85.
In Windows it is 100Hz.
How can I do 100Hz, do you know?


You will have to specify correct timing values in your xorg configuration
file.
Please attach your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log files to
your next message and I'll see what I can do for you.
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Postby neGODnick » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:33 pm

OK!
See attachments!
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xorg.conf
(3.73 KiB) Downloaded 254 times
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:43 pm

According to the DDC information gathered from your monitor, the valid
timings are as follows:

MTX(0): Ranges: V min: 50 V max: 160 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 110 kHz, PixClock max 290 MHz


The HorizSync values in your xorg.conf therefore are correct, but VertRefresh
differs from what your monitor tells us.

Again, according to DDC, the recommended refresh rate for 1600x1200
is 85Hz:

(II) MTX(0): #6: hsize: 1600 vsize 1200 refresh: 85 vid: 22953


(II) MTX(0): -- Using monitors max pixel clock to verify modes. --
(II) MTX(0): -- To override use 'Option "OCC"' in the device section. --


You could try to add this option to your device section, but I don't think
that it will help you to overclock your monitor.
To achieve 1600x1200@100Hz you might need to generate your own
ModeLines and use them instead of the timing ranges currently configured
in your xorg.conf.
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Postby neGODnick » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:53 pm

I must comment:

In Windows I use 1280x1024\32 bit colour\100Hz.
In Ubuntu I have 1600x1200 that looks like 1280x1024 (fonts, icon size etc.).

In Windows I do know that current refresh frequency at 1600x1200 is 85Hz maximum.

But how can I do the same look quality for my screen in Linux as in Windows?

I'm very sorry fo my stupidity!... It is my first Linux expirience!..
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:26 pm

In Ubuntu I have 1600x1200 that looks like 1280x1024 (fonts, icon size etc.).


Alright. Depending on the window manager you are using (KDE, Gnome, whatever)
you might want to have a look at their configuration utilities to change
the font- and iconsize, etc.

Evrything should be configurable that way. You could also try to use
smaller fonts (e.g. 100dpi fonts instead of 75dpi fonts) for better quality
on bigger displays.

I think, Ubuntu mainly uses KDE, so you will need to configure all these
settings in the utility `kcontrol` (aka KDE control center).
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Postby neGODnick » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:27 pm

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Success!!!!!!!!!

What I have done: run terminal, do
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boss@MAFIA:~$ gtf 1280 1024 100

  # 1280x1024 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 108.50 kHz; pclk: 190.96 MHz
  Modeline "1280x1024_100.00"  190.96  1280 1376 1520 1760  1024 1025 1028 1085  -HSync +Vsync

than add line "Modeline "1280x1024_100.00" 190.96 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 -HSync +Vsync" into /etc/X11/xorg.conf with gedit:
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Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "DPro930SB"
   HorizSync   30-110
        VertRefresh 75-160
   Option      "DPMS"
   Modeline "1280x1024_100.00"  190.96  1280 1376 1520 1760  1024 1025 1028 1085  -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

than I do reboot.
Now I can choose refresh rate to 100Hz using standard GUI-interface!
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Question:
Do I need the matrox driver or no to do that?

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I think, Ubuntu mainly uses KDE, so you will need to configure all these
settings in the utility `kcontrol` (aka KDE control center).

No! In Ubuntu - Gnome, KDE in Kubuntu. But now I don't know what is the better for me after Windows XР...



tuxx-home.at! Thank you very-very much for you help me at anyway!!!!!!!!
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:39 pm

Success!!!!!!!!!


Great.

than I do reboot.


In Linux, you don't need to reboot for these changes to take effect.
CTRL-ALT-Backspace (killing the X server) would have been enough.
It would have respawned with the new configuration immediately.

Do I need the matrox driver or no to do that?


The Matrox driver is responsible for the superior image quality and
additionally might be necessary on your system for controlling the DVI
ports (if any) on your graphics hardware. It is also required for 3D
hardware acceleration and for various timing settings that can't be
set with the default vesa driver.

But now I don't know what is the better for me after Windows XР...


KDE seems to be what most people coming from Microsoft operating
systems use as their favorite window manager on Linux systems.
Personally, I don't like both of them, but that's definitely a matter of taste.

You can use both of them on Ubuntu (if KDE isn't already installed, you
can simply install it via `apt-get` and change the default window
manager for testing purposes to see what better suites your needs.

Thank you very-very much


You're welcome.
Good Night!
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Postby neGODnick » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:31 am

Dear tuxx-home.at!
I' add the link of this resource at the end of page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto and I will make your resource more popular in www!...
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:59 am

Thanks.
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