Debian 7 Installation : Part 4 - Graphic Adapter (Matrox)

Checking the VGA display adapter used by the machine. Surprising to find the long forgotten graphic card manufacturer, Matrox on this machine.
$ lspci | grep -i VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 03)

Instead of using the default basic VESA driver which is quite slow (you can see the screen slowly refresh itself), we opt for the exact vendor driver instead.

Following the configuration instructions by pc-freak, we need to rebuild and install vendor driver for getting the best optimized performance from this legacy card.
$ sudo apt-get install --yes xserver-xorg-video-mga
$ sudo dpkg -i /usr/src/modules/mga-vid/debian/mga-vid-source_2.6.32-1_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install --yes mga-vid-common
$ sudo reboot

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