A request from the "Hackintosh" community

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 26 06:06:40 PDT 2011

On 2011/03/26 17:29 (GMT+0530) Suresh.M composed:

> we having a supermicro motherboard X8DTL-IF which has Matrox G200eW vga chip
> and we are using RHEL 3 U8  AS version OS.

This is old version from 2007? Why don't you try newer version? Newer version 
figure out which driver to use automatically.

> So, we required for VGA driver for higher resolutions where supermicro don't
> have it.

Supermicro has no Linux drivers. Linux drivers come from Linux distro maker, 
or for some VGA chips from manufacturer of the VGA card or chip.

> Kindly, send me the driver and step by step procedure to install the driver
> for above mentioned OS.

Matrox G200 is very old, so driver it requires for Xorg or XFree86 has been 
available built into all Linux distro versions for many years. The driver is 
called mga. Your RHEL should have configuration program called 
system-config-display to cause use of the mga driver for resolutions as high 
as 2048x1536. The config file itself is /etc/X11/xorg.conf (of if old enough, 
/etc/X11/XF86Config). Xorg also has a minimalist setup program to cause a 
skeleton xorg.conf file to be created, which may automatically find a need to 
use the mga driver. Run 'X -configure' from a root login in runlevel 3. If it 
creates xorg.conf file that has some other you can change it with a text 
editor. The relevant section should look something like as follows:

Section "Device"
   BoardName    "MGA G200 PCI"
   Driver       "mga"
   Identifier   "Device[0]"
   VendorName   "Matrox"

The line 'Driver "mga"' is the important part. If you have trouble to make 
this work, check in /var/log/Xorg.0.log for clues to what might go wrong.
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