[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

David Potter dlpotter at ns.sympatico.ca
Thu Jan 31 18:32:16 AST 2008


There is a very high probability that there is some way to disable the 
on-board video... if there is no bios setting then there should be a 
jumper on the board. Maybe the bios need to be updated?

David Potter


Matt Chamberlain wrote:
> No dice, I tried changing that option, but there was no disable 
> option.  Any other suggestions?
>
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Greg O'Brien <gregmcal at eastlink.ca 
> <mailto:gregmcal at eastlink.ca>> 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
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>     <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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