ASROCK 775i65GV integrated VGA conflicts with Sparkle GeForce FX 5200
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[RESOLVED] ASROCK 775i65GV integrated VGA conflicts with Sparkle GeForce FX 5200
I've an Asrock 775i65GV Mainboard with i865 integrated graphic card. It worked fine with my Fedora Core 3 untill I've bought an AGP Sparkle GeForce FX 5200 Graphic card.
My ASROCK has no AGP bus, but an AGI bus, a kind of AGP bus working only with few graphic chipset. My Sparkle VGA card is on compatibility list and has no problem with WinXP.
Using AGP card boot process stop with a segmentation fault when it tries to load modules by modprobe. Unfortunately, in my bios there's no choice to disable onboard VGA, I can only choose which "bus" it'll initialize first (Onboard/AGI/PCI or PCI/AGI/Onboard or AGI/PCI/Onboard).
Choosing Onboard as first Graphic Controller to initialize, Fedora works, but only with standard kernel, if I try a smp version (I've a P4 530 core Prescott @ 3GHz with HT tecnloogy) it reboots a few seconds after starting kernel boot process. But when I used only integrated VGA it worked fine!
Might want to check your mobo manual to see if you can jumper the onboard VGA out of existence. Aside from that... obvious stuff, a BIOS flash. Try booting with the "noagp" option. Then you can try a hand built kernel. Its working around in software for a hardware bug, there's some bus conflict there that isn't exactly kosher.
The only other thing I can think of is to compile a kernel with all support for the onboard ripped out, so it will only function as a VGA device and then all the support for the regular AGP bus in and see if that'll boot without going thermal... Sounds like a pretty buggy mobo+video card combination.
hi, i've the same mb the 775i65GV but i can't activate the agp support in i modprobe the intel_agp module i recive an smp preempt oops and the system freeze if i modporbe the other intel agp module (coldplug modprobe this module for me) nothing happend...i can see in lspci that there isn't any agp chip
I recently installed an ellcheapo 775i65GV motherboard on by PVR machine to replace my old PIII system. It runs MythTV on a Knoppmyth distribution (Debian). Because this box has to output to my TV I needed to add my NVidida FX 5200 (AGP) that has a composite TV out connector.
I pretty much had the same problem as everybody else with modprobe crashing in the boot process with the AGP card beeing the default vga card.
After a little bit of thinking and tweaking, I found a very workable solution that is now my final setup for my PVR application :
1) I left the inboard card as the default (this is the console card)
2) I Installed the NVidia module for XWindows
3) I changed my XF86Config-4, in the device section I uncommented the line that identify the pci busid :
4) Restarted gdm et voila ! MythTV Started on the AGP card.
This is a solution only if you don't want to have access to the console (I don't ) and only work with XWindows (I do)