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Re: [SLE] Just installed 9.3 and having some problems with video card and monitor -- any ideas?
  • From: Stan Glasoe <srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 10:48:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <200508101048.43928.srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 10 August 2005 10:26 am, Carl E. Hartung wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 August 2005 11:14 am, Stan Glasoe wrote:
> <snip>
>
> > I just remembered that one of my name brand systems with onboard video
> > will allow disabling the onboard video and the BIOS is also set to NOT
> > allow another video card in the system.!.! The BIOS happily shows
> > onboard video disabled and really does disable it; the VGA port doesn't
> > work. Any add-in video card won't work
>
> Hi Stan,
>
> Now *that* is a funny 'undocumented feature'...
>
> > This eMachine is acting like it doesn't do add-in video cards. That may
> > be by design, it may be a flaw of the BIOS that won't be fixed or it
> > could be a hardware failure on the mainboard.
>
> Actually, it seems like the e-Machine has been proven to be working OK
> with on-board and the add-in graphics, since Knoppix can configure and
> run quite well.
>
> - Carl

Oops. Only on first cup of coffee and forgot that part... duh.

I think Felix may be onto something though in the Konppix 3.4 versus SuSE
9.3 though. Very different versions of stuff. I too wonder if SuSE 8.2 or
9.0 or 9.1 would install here.

Stan

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