[nSLUG] Video Card Issues

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 31 19:27:05 AST 2008


Check the IRQ settings - is the "allocate IRQ to PCI VGA" enabled (under 
advanced PCI/PnP settings)

Also, PCI Express Frequency ?




Matt Chamberlain wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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 <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
>>         <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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