[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Matt Chamberlain chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 18:35:21 AST 2008


The BIOS is up to date, made sure of that.  It's really weird, I can't find
any option to disable the onboard video anywhere.  I'll keep searching on
the internet.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 6:32 PM, David Potter <dlpotter at ns.sympatico.ca>
wrote:

>
> 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>
> wrote:
>
> >  Sounds like you need to either disable the on-board video n the bios on
> > in UBUNTU
> >
> >
> >
> > Greg O'Brien
> >   ------------------------------
> >
> > *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> 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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