Sorry for double posting, I just realized that my first post was in the wrong forum. So here I go again:
First of all thanks for this support forum and for the patched driver, the original driver did not produce a working kernel module for me: the official kernel module would not load because of some missing symbols. By the way: only the 32bit driver works for me, the 64bit version (same kernel(22.214.171.124), same distro(gentoo), same X(7.2)) does not work: the X-Server uses 100% CPU.
But this is not the main problem, although a solution would be nice. The main problem is TV output. Quadhead output on ordinary monitors works fine (2 screens with 2 monitors each). But I want output on PAL TVs. I have a connector cable that connects the QID LP PCIe to 4 analog PAL monitors. So when I use this cable I can connect to TVs only, no monitors. But this is ok for me. In fact I want to connect my box to 12 PAL monitors using 3 QID cards. But for the beginning I connect just one PAL monitor and want to see an image on this monitor.
The main problem is that the output image has bad sync. I cannot produce an X11 Modeline that gives a stable image, the vertical sync is wrong, so that the image rolls down the monitor about once in 2 seconds. I find that the option "QIDTV" has no effect at all: same behaviour if it is there or not. The option "QID" has even a negative effect: with the option "QID" also the horizontal sync is wrong. My PAL monitor is ok: I can successfully use it with the TV output of NVIDIA or ATI cards. The only reason I use Matrox is that I should be able to successfully connect 4 PAL Monitors to one card, at least according to the specs.
This is my xorg.conf:
Modeline "720x576g" 13.875 720 744 808 888 576 586 592 625 Interlace
# Option "QID"
HorizSync 10.0 - 120.0
Please notice that I am not interested in what is described in section 6 - TV-output of readme-advanced.txt:
"With this option, you can clone your display onto a television while using a single display mode." I do not want to see a portion of my ordinary display cloned on the TV. In fact this is not even possible for me, because the connector cable connects to 4 TVs only. I would rather be interested in section 3 - QID TV-output.
I use gentoo linux with
# uname -a
Linux XXXXXXXX 126.96.36.199 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Oct 10 14:15:01 CEST 2008 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much in advance,