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Graphics driver for Matrox Millennium, Mystique, and G100 chipsets


io-graphics -d matrox [option[,option...]] ... &

Runs on:



For the io-graphics options that you can use with this driver, see io-graphics.


The driver provides accelerated 2D support for the specified graphics chipsets.

Supported chipsets

Acceleration features

Feature Provision
Solid fills Yes
Pattern fills Yes
Onscreen blitting Yes
Offscreen blitting Yes
Chroma-keyed blitting No
Alpha blending No
Raster OPs Partial
Bitmaps No

Video Overlay/Scaler support

Feature Provision
YUV formats No
RGB formats No
Up scaling No
Down scaling No

Other features

Feature Provision
Hardware Cursor Yes (G100 only)
TV Out No
Video capture No
DPMS (power saving) Yes

Resolution and refresh support

Display size (pixels): Refresh rate (Hz): Color depth (bits per pixel):
640x480 60 8, 15, 16, 32
800x600 60 8, 15, 16, 32
1024x768 60 8, 15, 16, 32
1152x864 60 8, 15, 16, 32
1280x1024 60 8, 15, 16, 32
1600x1200 60 8, 15, 16, 32



This driver needs the following at run time:
Software rasterization library.

See also:

crttrap, devgt-iographics, io-graphics