[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 31 18:02:25 AST 2008


Are you hearing any post beeps after power up?
Sounds like it could be a bios setting.


Greg O'Brien wrote:
>
> 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 
> <billdavidson at eastlink.ca <mailto: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 <mailto:chamberlain2007 at gmail.com>
>
>     *To:* nslug at nslug.ns.ca <mailto: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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