Matrox G550 and opensuse 11.0 problems

Hi…

I’ve got an Matrox G550 with two DVI outputs.
I managed to get both monitors to be recognized and work properly.
Anyway, as soon as I lock the monitor and come back after a while, one of the displays is “shifted”. That means that one side overlaps and does not longer fit properly.
Seems like an driver initialization problem.

Any idea of what can be going wrong? If of interest I can always send my log files and xorg.conf.

Thanks for your help :slight_smile:
Cheers Micha

Am 13.11.2008 16:16 schrieb michaburghart:
> I’ve got an Matrox G550 with two DVI outputs.
> I managed to get both monitors to be recognized and work properly.
> Anyway, as soon as I lock the monitor and come back after a while, one
> of the displays is “shifted”. That means that one side overlaps and does
> not longer fit properly.
> Seems like an driver initialization problem.
>
> Any idea of what can be going wrong? If of interest I can always send
> my log files and xorg.conf.

Probably less helpful than what you had hoped for, but since nobody
else has answered you so far:

I have the same card, using it with 10.3 and less than happy with it.
It doesn’t work with a 64 bit kernel, so I have to stay with 32 bit.
My monitors frequently display an “input not supported” message for
no apparent reason. Switching between X and text consoles sometimes
results in a black screen. The support from either Matrox or Suse
isn’t terribly helpful. It seems the DVI output only works properly
with a proprietary driver module from Matrox.

I’ve come to the conclusion that Matrox isn’t a good choice for
Linux anymore, and have ordered an Nvidia card now. I hope that
it’ll be less hassle.

HTH
T.