OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
Graphics Card: Matrox M9140
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23"
I've been trying and failing to install the driver from the official Matrox site for my Ubuntu installation. My resolution only has 640x480 option. Needless to say I need something better. I keep getting the following error when I run the .run file that I downloaded from the Matrox website for the driver installation:
ERROR: Xorg 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or xserver 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12 or 1.13 not found. Please update Xorg.
As far as I can tell, I have both Xorg and Xserver installed. I've run the following commands to check:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
sudo apt-get install xorg
and the output always says "xorg is already the newest version". I do not have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. But I didn't get the impression that that is a problem? When it asks me to choose a folder for the installation I just choose the default
In the README for the installation under "Troubleshooting" I don't see the error listed, but it does mention I need some files such as
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/m9x_drv.so, which I do not have. This looks like a file that the installer should be installing, no? I've Googled this to and no luck with any information on it.
Of the only two threads I could find with the above error message, one is in German (http://debianforum.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=147997) and one is in French ([just remove the space, I can only post two links per post :-(] http ://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?id=1136951) and neither seemed to give me a decent solution.
lspci | grep -i VGA is:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. M91XX (rev 01)
I'm not very experienced messing around with this particular area of Ubuntu and my shenanigans have already resulted in a clean install. Your guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!