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Old 12-27-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation disabling onboard graphics card

i have a dell dimension 2400 with a nvidia geforce fx5500 pci card installed. i'm trying to get xgl working for the graphics card.
i've downloaded and installed all the drivers but i can't seem to break through this problem i'm having.
when i get to the step

# sax2 -m 0=nvidia

i always get the same error

sax: ups lost card during probing... abort

when i type

# sax2 -p

i get this :

Chip: 0 is -> Intel i845 00:02:00 0x8086 0x2562 PCI i810
Chip:1 is -> NVidia GeForce FX 5500 01:10de 0x0326 AGP nv

i have my monitor hooked up to the nvidia card so i know its working. but whenever sax probes the cards i think its probing the wrong one first and shuts down.
also, i don't know why it says AGP when the nvidia card is in a PCI slot. i've tried everything to fix this including going into my BIOS to disable the onboard graphics card.
the only options it had was AUTO and ONBOARD. i have it on AUTO because i obvious don't want the ONBOARD, so my BIOS is bypassing the onboard graphics card but sax still isn't. Is there a setting or program in Linux other than Sax that i can use to fix this problem.
Has anyone else had the same problem or know a solution?
i've tried everything up to now and i'm out of ideas
Old 12-27-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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go into he bios and disable the on board card there.
that is where the on board devices can be disabled.
Old 12-27-2006, 06:22 PM   #3
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You might want to try this,
Go to your BIOS and change it from AUTO to Onboard, connect your monitor to the onboard card, and do

or whatever the command is for your distro
and set it up so that it uses the NVidia card,
set the BIOS to AUTO again and reconnect your monitor to the NVidia card,
and then try it.

That's what I did when installing Kubuntu on a Dell.



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