Conflicts between network and Matrox G450

hollis at hollis at
Wed Jan 23 05:39:44 EST 2002

Sorry, the patch was too large to post and is located for the moment at


On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 09:25:00AM -0600, hollis at wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 03:02:34PM +0100, Jan Smith wrote:
> >
> > I have a IBM pSeries 610 where I try to install a Matrox G450 card
> > aka GXT130P in IBM language.
> The GXT130P is actually a G400. The G450 is the GXT135P.
> > The machine is working fine with a RedHat Linux run via a terminal
> > but when you are using the graphics card will the network interface
> > not start at all.
> Have you compared the boot logs from a working boot and a failed boot?
> > Any one who have used a Matrox G450 with ppclinux?
> I think the G400 is supposed to work with matroxfb on PPC (though I've never
> tested nor heard reports one way or the other). If you really do have a G450,
> that's problematic. With the attached patch (submitted to Marcelo recently; I
> don't know if it was applied), I experienced success exactly once. OTOH, Olaf
> said it worked for him every time. Your mileage may vary. Please provide
> feedback to the matroxfb maintainer (Petr Vandrovec <vandrove at>) if
> it works or not.
> -Hollis

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