[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Matt Chamberlain chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 18:04:02 AST 2008


I just hear the normal one beep, though it is after an abnormal pause when
the card is in.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 6:02 PM, Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:

>  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<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>
> 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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