Waiting for the mtx driver v1.4.7...

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Waiting for the mtx driver v1.4.7...

Postby Pancho » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:13 am

On February 3, they released a (32-bit only) beta of the m9x driver for the M series (see here), which is said to work with X11 v7.4 (xorg server 1.5). So hopefully it's "only" a matter of weeks that Matrox will release at least a beta version of their latest mtx driver.

Some months ago, I really thought about throwing my Matrox cards away, but after successful downgrading to X11 7.3 (xorg 1.4), I decided to give them some more time. My satisfaction with Matrox products has suffered though. :evil:

Now let's hope and maybe push them a bit to get a beta out asap. Suse Linux Enterprise 11 is expected around July - that will be probably the date they are aiming at for a final release.
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Re: Waiting for the mtx driver v1.4.7...

Postby csp » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:59 pm

For their windows driver Matrix uses the phrase "unified driver". Why linux drivers are not unified (mga, mtx and m9x) ???
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Re: Waiting for the mtx driver v1.4.7...

Postby tuxx-home.at » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:19 am

Because it would be 80MB in size then, like the nVidia "unified" drivers (which aren't really unified anymore).
I don't think that having separate drivers is actually bad, but that's just my feelings about that.
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