[nSLUG] Why GUI is important to Linux (was Data Recovery... )

David Potter dlpotter at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 4 22:15:57 AST 2009


I found it hidden under PnP in the bios rather than 'on-board' services.


Dop Ganger wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, David Potter wrote:
>> When I originally installed the video card I connected another monitor to the 
>> on-board video port and monitored the boot up process but after a while I 
>> turned it off and simply let the machine boot without paying attention until 
>> the Genforce produced output.
> [cut]
>> If anyone has any insight into why the Geforce doesn't wake up quicker, or 
>> what I could do to encourage it to wake up sooner I'd be very interested. I 
>> have thought about disabling the on-board video but I'm hoping to find an 
>> explanation of why that needs to be done.
> Sounds like the BIOS may be set to default to the onboard video and you 
> need to tell it to use the Geforce instead. Are there any BIOS options you 
> can set? The only alternative I can think of would be to use framebuffer 
> and redirect output onto that, but that will only take effect when the 
> boot loader starts - you'll miss out on any BIOS output.
> Cheers... Dop.
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