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Old 02-24-2006, 08:32 AM   #1
joshuamink
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PCI/Onboard video conflict


Hi, I have tried about four different linux distrobutions and I always run into the same problem, my PCI video conflicts with my onboard video. I have a Chaintech Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR PCI card, it isn't that great because I have a dell, and all i had was PCI slots. This is the other problem, in the system bios, I cannot shut off the onboard video, only choose AUTO which in windows, uses the PCI card, but not in linux, the conflict and it results in a kernel panick, i would love to use linux so if someone could tell me how to cure this i would be very grateful. Some more info, on Ubuntu 5.10, the system always hangs on loading hotplug system...The only cure i have been able to find was to take the PCI card out and only use my onboard, but I paid for the card and i would like to use it, just too sluggish in windows with a dual boot system with onboard video taking from my system RAM. Sorry i have been all over the place with this post. I just didn't know where to start. Also my dell is a Dimension 2350, and i have the latest Bios, i flashed it. The specs are 1.8 ghz P4, 512 DDR, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, Geforce FX5200, AOpen sound, 30 Gb hd, 20Gb portable usb 2.0 hd. Many upgrades, I am far from a newbie in computing, but I am a newbie in linux, PLEASE HELP!!
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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Dell does that kind of stuff on alot of there mothboards. You couldn't get it off auto. Is it greyed out?
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by joshuamink
Hi, I have tried about four different linux distrobutions and I always run into the same problem, my PCI video conflicts with my onboard video. I have a Chaintech Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR PCI card, it isn't that great because I have a dell, and all i had was PCI slots. This is the other problem, in the system bios, I cannot shut off the onboard video, only choose AUTO which in windows, uses the PCI card, but not in linux, the conflict and it results in a kernel panick, i would love to use linux so if someone could tell me how to cure this i would be very grateful. Some more info, on Ubuntu 5.10, the system always hangs on loading hotplug system...The only cure i have been able to find was to take the PCI card out and only use my onboard, but I paid for the card and i would like to use it, just too sluggish in windows with a dual boot system with onboard video taking from my system RAM. Sorry i have been all over the place with this post. I just didn't know where to start. Also my dell is a Dimension 2350, and i have the latest Bios, i flashed it. The specs are 1.8 ghz P4, 512 DDR, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, Geforce FX5200, AOpen sound, 30 Gb hd, 20Gb portable usb 2.0 hd. Many upgrades, I am far from a newbie in computing, but I am a newbie in linux, PLEASE HELP!!
Erm, I had a similar problem with sound. The onboard "thing" was a pain to set up, so I just put a PCI soundblaster live! in instead. I got round the conflict by going into the BIOS and disabling the onboard sound.

Could it be that theres a similar facility for you to do that with the onboard graphics as well ??

regards

John
 
Old 02-26-2006, 12:23 AM   #4
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It isn't greyed out. The options in the bios are onboard video or AUTO. You can't just shut off the video. I just ordered a new motherboard. I am sick of this stupid proprietary dell stuff. Now all i need is a new case, and a new power supply. haha Thanks for the help, but i finally helped myself and got away from dell.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 12:29 AM   #5
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DId you try locating the specs for the MB in the Dell....there should be some jumpers on board where you can disable the onboard video permanently?

Or is that too old school?...LOL
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:21 AM   #6
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I'm not familiar with Dells, but in most "normal" bioses there's an option to set "init display first" between AGP (in your case, the onboard video) and PCI - does your machine have anything like this? Might be worth a look, but I suspect Dell will have simplified the bios to the point where it's useless to an experimenter.
 
  


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