[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Greg O'Brien gregmcal at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 31 17:49:05 AST 2008


Sounds like you need to either disable the on-board video n the bios on in
UBUNTU

 

Greg O'Brien

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From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca [mailto:nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca] On Behalf
Of Matt Chamberlain
Sent: January 31, 2008 11:54 AM
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
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 <HYPERLINK
"mailto:billdavidson at eastlink.ca"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?

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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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