Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 5 of 5
just got a second hand Nvidia TNT2 Riva PCI graphics card (to replace the i810 on my Aopen mobo). Once installed, I did the BIOS switch to have the PCI ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    1,190

    TNT2 Riva card - not output


    just got a second hand Nvidia TNT2 Riva PCI graphics card (to replace the i810 on my Aopen mobo). Once installed, I did the BIOS switch to have the PCI card the first graphics card to try.

    On boot up, I get nothing from the PCI card (not even the POST screens).

    If I completely disable the onboard I810 graphics card, I'm left without any screen output (had to use a jumper to flush the CMOS to get it back to factory defaults).

    Have tried different PCI slots, and Kudzu (plus lspci) 'see' the card, but no output.

    Anybody got any ideas?

    thanks
    Nerderello

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,219
    Silly question do you know if the card does work? My server has a TNT2 RIVA on board and all the distro ive tried can always detetct that.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    1,190
    reasonable question. No I don't know if it worked in the past.

    I'm suspecting that this is a BIOS problem, as I'm not even getting the POST screens, which happen way before either Linux or GRUB get anywhere near it.

    thanks
    Nerderello

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

  4. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    3,284
    possibly try removing all other peripherials from the machine? eg, sound card, modem etc just in case of conflicting resources somewhere? sorry, i dont know what else to suggest

  5. #5
    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    1,190
    I'll give that a try this evening.

    I've just tried installing the latest BIOS, to no avail.

    thanks
    Nerderello

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •