ETA on new Matrox Parhelia drivers?

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ETA on new Matrox Parhelia drivers?

Postby Davesworld » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:50 am

Howdy! Last I had heard, there was a rumor that the end of this month may bring a new release?
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:45 pm

Yes, that is what was assured to me. I've planned to contact them on 1st
of april if nothing happened.
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Postby Davesworld » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:23 pm

tuxx-home.at wrote:Yes, that is what was assured to me. I've planned to contact them on 1st
of april if nothing happened.


That'll work! I have a difficult time letting go of my Matrox cards on a workstation, the font quality is just too sweet, it's subtle but you can still tell.

I don't have to jump ship to Nvidia since I am already using one of those on my MythTV box I have been building using Mythdora. Good place for it.

It seems like Intel is the only one starting to make decent graphics that as well as allowing the world to have the specs and make our own drivers. Unfortunately, it won't be in a standalone card until later this year. Basically, someone is taking a 965 chip and just using the graphics portion of it, at least I think that is how they will accomplish it. Still, that won't be a panacea for what brings a lot of fine folks here to Matrox, yup, multi monitor capability.
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:46 pm

Well, Intel is another topic.

It's true that they _DO_ offer linux drivers and that they _DO_ work together
with the community, _BUT_ personally, I don't like their attitude.

I have a lot todo with the intel wireless drivers (ipw2[12]00, ipw3945 and iwlwifi)
and was reading some of their code. It is not really well designed in most
parts, that's why some fellow guy from the BSD sector built his own ipw3945
driver that was 10 times smaller and much more efficient than the original
intel driver...

I guess this is a problem with all business sponsored open source projects,
at least the ones sponsored by global players. They don't make
amendements.
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:22 am

To be back ontopic, today is April 2nd and still no new drivers on the Matrox
website, therefore I contacted them by e-mail.

If I get any response, I'll keep you all updated in here.
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Postby Davesworld » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:44 pm

I have been checking on their downloads section a few times a week as well but still June 06 drivers. They didn't actually tell you what year that the late March driver release was going to be by chance did they? I wish there was a big corporation that relies on Matrox who wants to move more workstations over to Linux, I bet they would be developing Linux drivers at a much more urgent rate.
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:14 pm

They didn't actually tell you what year that the late March driver release was
going to be by chance did they?


Well, good point... No, they didn't. I'm feeling fooled by them already.
I'll send another e-mail... My first three ones didn't get answered by now.
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