I installed Freya (64bit) on a PC I got for free, it's a Dell Optiplex 980 with an i7 @ 2.9Ghz, 4Gb RAM and 320Gb hdd and "sadly" a PCIe Matrox m91xx graphic card (specifically m9120 LP Plus). For a "free" PC not too bad, but its not a fast thing. I bought a 24" Samsung display and want to use it primarly for internet, and couple of excels / words etc (usual home office stuff).
The card works great on Windows with 1920x1080 resolution, but somehow Matrox is not interested into revising their drivers for Linux.
Today I have Freya running with a xorg.conf using VESA and 1280x1024, but I don't think its using any acceleration. Also, I put modelines for 1920x1080 but I assume VESA cannot handle this resolution (can someone confirm this ? )
Is there a way to get more out of the card w/o the propietary drivers ? Any of you having experience with the provided m91xx Linux drivers and maybe how to install them on Freya ? (I tried and it never worked).
Appreciate your help.