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leech
31st January 2003, 09:18
I look every once in a while to see if there are new parhelia drivers for linux, and found today that there IS new drivers, but only for the Gxxx series cards. Curse my bad luck, I want some 3D drivers for my parhelia.

Leech

TnT
31st January 2003, 11:50
Hey at least they are working on it! And thanks for the heads up cause I have a G200.

WyWyWyWy
31st January 2003, 11:50
Thought they dropped the plan :O
Anyway it is nice to see, but where is Parhelia?

Steve Snyder
1st February 2003, 04:34
I downloaded the 2.1BETA binary drivers set to update my system (RHL v7.3, XFree86 v4.2.0 & G400MAX). The installer informed me that my (existing 2.0BETA) drivers were already up to date. Hmmm.

Looking beneath mgadrivers/xfree86/4.2.0 I see that the drivers do in fact have the same timestamps and file sizes as my exiting drivers. I fact, *all* the drivers in this package have year-old timestamps (Jan/Feb of 2002). The only file that is shown as being less than a year old is the README file.

I don't get it. What is the point of this "new" packages of drivers?

Steve Snyder
1st February 2003, 05:02
Originally posted by Steve Snyder

I don't get it. What is the point of this "new" packages of drivers?
Nevermind. Just went to Matrox's support forum and saw that the sole change is the installation script now works with XFree86 v4.2.1.

(That merits a change from v2.0 to v2.1????)

WyWyWyWy
1st February 2003, 11:30
Okay that means they indeed dropped the plan.

TnT
1st February 2003, 13:12
Well... that kinda sucks.

leech
2nd February 2003, 16:44
Sorry to get everyone's hopes up. Limey gits, well, let me just ask this real fast, is there a lot of remaining bugs in the Gxxx drivers for Xfree86? The Parhelia is missing any 3D and also Xvideo extensions, which makes watching DVD's a horrible slideshow when full screen. When I had my Marvel G400 in my system, it worked wonderfully, if a bit slow in linux.

Leech

GehRehmee
3rd February 2003, 21:26
Well, there's still some issues with multi-display corruptness, and I'm not really convinced whether this is from Xfree86's code or matrox's.

There is of course the lack of tv-out on anything post g400, regardless of their motivations for that one.

WyWyWyWy
4th February 2003, 01:50
Hmm.... XF86 4.3 will be released soon, very soon, which would surely fix something (and break something?) and might even have some more support for these chips...