[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Bill Davidson billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 31 11:36:00 AST 2008


Probably a silly question, but did you make any changes in the BIOS setup to use the new card?  I see the ASUS BIOS has a couple of settings: "Initiate Graphic Adapter" and "Primary Graphic Adapter".   The latter one in particular sets the priority for detecting adapters either to PCIE->PCI->IGP or IGP->PCI->PCIE.  I assume "IGP" means "Internal Graphics Adapter" or something like that, so perhaps if it is set to the latter then it stops after detecting the internal?

Anyway, I would try tweaking a few of those settings.  I note the MB allows you to change the PCIE bus speed -- you mat wat to make sure that is either "Auto" or a low speed at first.

Qusetion:  When the new adapter is in place, if you connect your monitor to the on-board do you get a signal there?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Matt Chamberlain 
  To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:11 PM
  Subject: [nSLUG] Video Card Issues

  Hi there everyone.  This is not a Linux specific issue, but rather, a suspected hardware one.  In September I bought a new system (Asus M2N-MX motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ CPU, 1 GB RAM).  On Boxing Day I bought a new EVGA e-GeForce 8600 GT SuperClocked 256MB video card.  I installed it into the PCI-E slot in my computer, but no luck.  The fan started, indicating that it had power, but no signal, and it wasn't recognized at all in Ubuntu, or Windows.  I confirmed that the card does work on another computer, but not this.  Any ideas?


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