[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Matt Chamberlain chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 12:55:15 AST 2008


I'll give that a shot.  I'm just in the middle of something on the computer,
but once it's finished I'll go try.  Thanks a lot for the hlp!

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Bill Davidson <billdavidson at eastlink.ca>
wrote:

>  Hi again:
>
> I see there is another odd BIOS setting: "Initiate Graphic Mode Select",
> which defaults to "Enabled, 8MB", and other available settings are "Enabled,
> 1MB" and "Disabled".  The description says "Allows you to select the amount
> of system memory used bu the Internal graphics device."  You might try
> setting that to "Disabled", but be aware that if there is still a problem
> with the add-in card then you will have NO video, but you could probably fix
> that by clearing the CMOS and getting back to defaults.  You might see if
> there is some key combo for restoring defaults, too.  This is where having
> an old, bog-standard PCI VGA card lying around can be useful...
>
> There is also a strange setting called "PEG Force x1" which defaults to
> "Disabled" and has no description.  I'm guessing that it slows down the
> graphics system and might be useful while debugging.\
>
> Good luck with this.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Matt Chamberlain <chamberlain2007 at gmail.com>
> *To:* Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:53 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [nSLUG] Video Card Issues
>
> 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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