I got a Matrox G450 PCI card with 32mb ram to replace an old Ati Rage - to get a decent resolution, plus 2d and 3d acceleration.

Using latest mga (1.4.9) and supposedly latest drm (, and mga drivers in general don't see a lot of changes) on Xorg 7.2. I have direct rendering working.
Using XAA or EXA does not matter (though in EXA I see other corruption, likely due to early EXA in 7.2)

I see no text in games, see screenshot at:

This happens in some other games too, common factors being SDL and Mesa.

So, I've heard the early Ati binary drivers had this too, any hints? How did you solve it there?