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Old 10-15-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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monitor conflict


hi-

my monitor is going crazy.

what i'm thinking now is that somewhere in windows i had to tell
XP to disable the sis chipset integrated graphics (oh yes,
display adapters).

so now i am wondering what does linux do if there is a graphics
card installed and integrated sis chipset graphics on the system?

it wont detect the monitor during install (goes blank).
i tried sax2. i tried xf86config. so now i think there is a conflict.

could that be the reason? what would i do?

now i am going to have to do a reinstall of linux - not that important
as i didnt have really valuable stuff there.

i never had this bad of a problem getting the monitor to work.
i could always at least get into sax2 and choose something
that would work.

thanks very much.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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re: monitor conflict

hi-

i just figured out that i can go in to bios and check
for primary video pci.
it is set at pci.
so that is not the cause of this.

the fact that when linux tried to detect the monitor it went
blank (on the install) has got me really down.
i bought the nvidia as i heard it would be a good one to get!!

it caused me to power off the wrong way and caused a fsck
problem tonight i had to fix.

then none of the utilities can fix it.

geesh. i wonder if the lights dimmed in any other apartments ;-)

i cloned my pc ok for windows but linux is bombing now.

what would you do if after the install of gnome the system reboots
and then tries to detect the hardware (after networking setup) and your monitor goes blank??

thanks,
jim
 
Old 10-15-2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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re: monitor conflict

ok.

i have a plan.
take out my fancy graphics card.
switch back to integrated graphics.
reinstall linux and get graphics working for integrated.
download the rpm's from suse having to do with nvidia
for suse 10.1 and install.
put back in the fancy card and change the bios to pci.
try again.
this time maybe it will work.
one concern is that the packages i install contain
nothing any better than what is already on the install
cd that came with a book from 10.1 ????

i am headed over to suse linux forum to find out if
they know about that.

thanks,
jim
 
Old 10-15-2007, 10:29 PM   #4
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The xorg.conf file has it's own manpage. If you have both a card and integrated graphics, you need to have a BusID entry in the [Device] section for the card.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:21 AM   #5
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If you want to use a plug in graphics card (AGP or PCIe) the integrated graphics (if present) needs to be DISABLED in the BIOS.


Dont forget,you need to remove the power cord when installing any hardware to the motherboard!

eddie
 
Old 10-16-2007, 12:28 PM   #6
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hi-
jschiwal and helterskelter-

i will look into the busid entry in the [device]
section and see what that is about.
and i want to read up about xorg.conf too.

thanks for the tips!
jim
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:10 PM   #7
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Hi jschiwal-

i just wanted to report back that i now have my nvidia geforce fx5200 graphics card working
for linux.

your tip was the last step in getting it to work. when you have integrated
graphics like sis760 chipset and add a pci graphics card, you need to enter the right
bus-id in xorg.conf file (like you said).

no more oversized dialogs with low resolution!

thanks for helping everyone :-)
jim
 
  


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