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Old 02-10-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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matrox g450 on asus a7v8x-mx se mobo


I am trying to install a matrox g450 (agp) on my asus motherboard, but the screen always shows a bunch of gibberish after I start the computer - all I can see are bunches of horizontal lines which slowly move up & down so that everything is obscured. The board automatically disables the onboard video & none of the changes I made in the bios clear this up so that I can see anything. I was wondering if anyone else has tried this video card/motherboard combination & if they got it to work as I can't find anything on google or the manufacturer sites.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:27 AM   #2
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Before putting the G450 in there, add "vga=normal" to your bootloader so it doesn't try to set a high resolution framebuffer that's not supported by the G450. In grub.conf simply add vga=normal to the kernel line, or if you run Lilo you need to add append="vga=normal" to lilo.conf (and rerun /sbin/lilo).


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Old 02-11-2005, 01:58 AM   #3
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No luck. My problems start even before the kernel begins to load. The first screen you see when you turn the computer on, & where you can change settings in the bios, is where they start. Now I'm just seeing a bunch of random pixels all over the screen so I can't see or make sense of anything.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:05 AM   #4
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Are you sure that the G450 is OK. And that the AGP slot on the mobo is OK?
 
Old 02-11-2005, 07:07 AM   #5
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The agp slot is ok as I'v tried another card in it that worked, but I can't try the video card itself until I get time to pull a power supply from another box to try the card it a different box. I only have two computers with an agp slot & the second one has a dead power supply . Hopefully I can get my mom of another box long enough to pull that power supply for a little while
 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:02 AM   #6
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Looks like the card is dead . I tried it in another computer & had the same problems, to make it worse for a minute I thought that I fried the motherboard from the computer I pulled a power supply from. Luckily there was just dust on the contacts though. Time for some spring cleaning .
 
  


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