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Imagine 128 & Matrox Linux X.Org Display Drivers See Updates For The 2018 Holidays
Should you have an Imagine 128 PCI graphics card still around, the xf86-video-i128 driver has been updated. This new open-source X.Org display driver update has just some compiler/build updates but nothing too exciting unless you just enjoying reminiscing over old display hardware.
Also out is the xf86-video-mga 2.0.0 driver for Matrox graphics hardware. At least here the hardware is slightly newer and a bit more relevant with Matrox chips being found on some workstation boards. This Matrox X.Org driver is working the best on G200/G400/G450 hardware while some other hardware like the Matrix Millennium and G550 are borked. This first update to the Matrox driver in years has a number of fixes, support for the G200EH3 device, and other minor alterations.
Kevin Brace who got involved in the open-source Linux graphics drivers through starting with the OpenChrome driver for VIA hardware is the one who released these X.Org open-source DDX updates. He also has been working on reviving the ATI Rage Linux driver and earlier this release issued the updated Intel740 driver.