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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 7800gt pci-e video lockup
  • From: Dan <dan@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:19:30 -0600
  • Message-id: <1170130770.5045.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Well it landed up being the video card. i borrowed a 6800gt pci-e from
a friend and everything works perfectly. So if anyone gets a 7800gt
pci-e working please let me know.

Thanks,

Dan.

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 11:45 -0500, ted leslie wrote:
> i ran into something similar, and you gotta hope this ISN'T your issue,
> I got a TYAN mobo with pci-e and pci-x slots,
> put in my 7800gt and has a heck of a time,
> after a day of sputtering,
> i read on the mobo spec, supports pci-e ....
> but doesn't support pci-e video cards .... how stupid ...
>
> but in the end that was it, even thou the 7800gt worked (somewhat),
> it locked at certain res. , etc, and in the end its because the
> "type" of pci-e slot was not compatiable with pci-e video cards?
> I don't understand the tech. behind it, but it certainly
> is that case that some pci-e slots, are not for video cards.
>
> So you want to confirm you mobo's pci-e slot can run video cards.
>
> -tl
>
> On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 09:59 -0600, Dan wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have recently tried to install 10.2 on a machine with a BFG 7800GT
> > pci-e card. When I get the the hardware configuration screen and click
> > the test button for the video test the machine brings up the test screen
> > and the system locks up. The test screen doesn't look right either,
> > it's just a bunch of lines, there is now way you can make out what it is.
> >
> > So I put in an old pci card and installed the OS. Then I went and put
> > the 7800gt back in and it worked, but when I try to change the
> > resolution it will lock up again.
> >
> > Is there some kind of bios setting wrong? Has anyone else tried a card
> > similar to this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dan.
> >
>


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