Matrox G550 dual head crashes 1.5.2 server

Stefan Dirsch sndirsch at
Wed Apr 15 02:28:50 PDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:14:12AM +0200, Dieter und Sigrid Henskes wrote:
> I run a Matrox G550 card in dual head mode. This worked fine under Xorg 7.2 ( 
> Linux Kernel in SUSE 10.3 ). But this crashes the Server 1.5.2 
> under Xorg 7.4 in SUSE 11.1 ( Linux Kernel ). 

In case you use MergedFB, I've reported this

It would be appreciated if Tilman and/or Ian could shed some light on

If you use Xinerama. This is broken since xorg-server 1.4 anyway. See

> Matrox Support tells me their driver does not support the current
> Xorg-Server.

Not sure what they mean with "their driver", but with regard to the
upstream driver I'm afraid Matrox is no longer interested in anything
than supporting the G200 core for server machines (G200 SE/EV/eW).

> Should I choose another card? 

I'm afraid the answer is yes. :-(

Best regards,

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