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Old 06-09-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
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activate integrated graphics card after install of pci-e card

This question is not strictly a hardware question so I have put it in "general" but I don't think it is specifically a Linux question either. Apologies if I have posted clumsily

I have just added a pci-e graphics card to my mobo. The integrated graphics card is no longer active - I didn't do this : the BIOS did. I wanted a dual display but I can't find anywhere in the BIOS to activate the original VGA card at the same time as my new pci-e. Is this normal? I happen to be trying this using Ubuntu 10.04 - but I suspect this is nothing to do with my distro choice.

The computer in question is an HP Compaq dc7700p small form factor box (description from BIOS) with a Core 2 CPU and 3 GB RAM. There is no reference to 2 graphics cards in the BIOS.

Is there a "next step?"

Many thanks.
Old 06-09-2010, 03:24 AM   #2
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updating bios may help you to get integrated video-card option. (trysearching for video on-board)
However installing another pci video-card (can be extremly cheap) may be next step
Old 06-09-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
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Oooops. I shouldn't try to do anything when I haven't slept. I wasn't thinking thinks through properly. The pci-e card has a vga and a dvi out - I bought a dvi - vga converter for the dvi and now both of my vga monitors work. Great!!

Sleep is a GOOOOOOOD thing!


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