[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Matt Chamberlain chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 11:53:47 AST 2008


I've changed the primary graphics adapter setting, but no luck.  It doesn't
seem to make any difference.  I do get video from the onboard, even after
I've put in the new card.  Thanks!

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Bill Davidson <billdavidson at eastlink.ca>
wrote:

>  Hi:
>
> 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 <chamberlain2007 at gmail.com>
> *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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