[CentOS] Centos 6.7 on Tyan Tiger MPX, Graphics and eArrayDirector

Tue Oct 13 00:16:26 UTC 2015
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

I am a newcomer to Centos and could benefit from some help.

I am repurposing an older server and installed Centos 6.7 on a Tyan Tiger MPX 2466 motherboard. The installation went flawlessly but the graphics chip on the motherboard is obviously quite old, a Matrix Millennium MGA 2064W, and the slow default driver (VESA?) was installed.

Is a faster video driver available? It would be nice to be able to run the desktop more smoothly... The graphics chip has 8 MB of memory. I Googled but did not find a driver.

Is this VESA driver the reason the monitor, an Acer S230HL, is not identified but shown as Unknown in the monitor setup?

This machine will be hosting the LSI eArrayDirector client and server for two DF4000 fiber channel diskarrays. Unfortunately this Java application cannot be installed on Centos 6.7 but I am hoping there might be some user who have been able to work around this limitation by installing eArrayDirector on another system and then moving the installation to a later Centos version.

Comments and suggestions welcome!

Thank you.