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Old 07-12-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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SuSE not recognizing Intel intrgrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950


I just got a new machine at work, it is a HP/Compaq dc7600 small form factor. Has an ATI Radeon X300 SE (DVI) and Intel integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (onboard video, VGA).

I am using openSuSE 10.1. I want dual head capability.

I've done dual head with SuSE before, and it always recognizes it out-of-the-box automatically.

It is not recognizing the integrated video. It shows two Radeons and two monitors, but no video is coming from the onboard card, and it does not recognize it.

Any ideas?

I'm using X Org 6.9, and a straight out-of-the-box OpenSuSE 10.1 installation.
Old 07-12-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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After browsing through the HP support forums, I have found that the problem is that the BIOS disables the onboard video when a PCI-Express video card is installed. There is no setting in my BIOS for "SurroundView", which supposedly the DC5xxx series has.

Therefore, the solution seems to be either to replace the Radeon X300SE with a card which supports dual monitors, or remove the Radeon and find a PCI video card, which either may or may not cause the onboard video to be disabled. This is further complicated by the fact that the small form factor machine uses small form factor cards.

Also, FYI, the Radeon X300 SE put in by HP is a modified version for the small form factor box. It has only two outputs - DVI and S-Video. While the standard X300 also has an analog VGA output, and is therefore capable of doing dual-head operation itself, the version installed by HP is not.

I will post again when I have found a solution.
Old 01-05-2007, 04:24 AM   #3
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I have Intel pentium D processor and d101ggc motherboard with ati radeon xpress 200 series chipset with Integrated ATI* Radeon* X300 based graphics builtfor vga.I failed to detect my graphics driver in suse10.1 which is in text mode now. my graphics configuration failed to find it.

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Old 01-05-2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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It turns out that this is a system issue. That particular model of HP desktop disables the onboard video when an AGP video card is installed. Hence no dual-head display. To get around it, they sell some PCI video card.


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