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Kernel driver for the back-end scaler on Matrox cards (source)

The mga_vid module will enable you to use the back-end scaler found on many Matrox cards. If you own a Matrox card, and use your Debian system to watch movies with 'mplayer', which you'll find at , you definitely want this piece of software, as it is the best video output driver available.

This package just contain the sources needed to build the kernel module. To actually use it, you'll have to compile it to match your installed kernel. Refer to /usr/share/doc/mga-vid-source/README.Debian for information on how to do this.

Package version:2.6.32-1


mga-vid-source for Debian

You can compile the module by untarring the mga-vid.tar.gz tarball you'll
find in /usr/src , and then entering the top-level kernel source directory
of the kernel you want to compile the module for, and issue the command:

 # fakeroot make-kpkg modules_image

module assistant does also work on this package:

 # m-a a-i mga-vid

You should end up


mga-vid (2.6.32-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream snapshot, tested with kernel 2.6.32
    - Closes: #520758
    - Works with newer kernels. Closes: #548402
    - Works wit newer mplayer. Closes: #532523
  * Remove name="%k" from udev rules. fixes: #555486
  * Version the gpl in copyright file. gplv2.
  * Add misc:Depends to source package
  * Bump standards.
  * Use debian address. finall


Current debian maintainer is Sune Vuorela <> from beginning of 2007

Debian maintainer was Lenart Janos <> until beginning of 2007

This package was debianized by Tore Anderson <> on
Thu,  4 Apr 2002 19:23:11 +0200.

It was downloaded from

Copyright: (c) 1999  Aaron Holtzman

Upstream Authors: Aaron Holtzman <aholtzma@ess

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