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  1. #1

    Question Bios and video issue

    hello all;
    i am using a hp compaq dc 5850. it has integrated graphics with no option in BIOS to disable the integrated graphics.

    i want to use a video card, problem is when i start linux the screen goes blank, i believe it is the video issue. when i take the video card out linux starts and keeps the display.

    does anyone know if there is a way to either install a BIOS that will work for my machine and be configureable so as to disable the integrated video, or can someone tell me if i can tweak my ARCH to stop seeing or just not use the integrated graphics and to use the card instead?

  2. #2
    Is there an option in the BIOS to change the Primary Video Adapter from Onboard to PCI? See this doc (scroll down to see screenshot of BIOS setup).

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    Linux Newbie BoDiddley's Avatar
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    I assume you loaded the drivers for the "new" card in Arch.

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    Talking Bios and video issue

    turns out it is the nvidia card the 9500, doesnt get a driver so it doesnt matter what machine or distro i use. i still have to boot in as 'nomodeset' and intall the driver later.

    arch is too hard for this linux noob anyway, i have switched to fedora untill i get more experience.


  6. #5

    Cool nvidia

    switched to Xfce, now no problems

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