[linux-audio-user] Re: which graphics card?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Jun 22 08:57:08 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 02:17 +0000, carmen wrote:
> > Theres a typo there though: "Matrox 400+500" is supposed to
> > be "Matrox 450+550". I'm afraid of those cards. They
> > made my machines behave strangely, hanging, lots of cpu use.
> i had one of these in 2001, driving a dual setup. there were ghosts of the second screen on the first. and oddly, it was a ghost of the VGA screen on the DVI screen (at the time, the cards didnt have DVI, but they had this addon bridge thing which was unshielded pins to another connector on a second pci slot). the bottom line is, the signal quality was questionable, and the cards are massively obsolete. 

are you sure this wasn't a cable issue? i've had similar problems caused
by using cheaper cabling that went away when i paid out for high end
cabling (my cable runs were long)

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