[SATLUG] Trying a New route for video out

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 22:38:43 CST 2009

It seems that I may have been going at this from the wrong angle. After
speaking with some buddies at international business machines and redhat I
was advised to try to use the DVI port on my graphics card and to buy a DVI
to HDMI cable (was told it was the same signal but am not that familiar with
the technology so somebody school me if I'm off kilter here). So I hooked up
the cable change the input on the TV to HDMI and crossed my fingers.... But
still no video.

I ran LSPCI through the command line and the system recognizes the card:

[root at localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci -nn | grep 'VGA\|NV'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation
82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device [8086:2562]
(rev 01)
02:09.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce
FX 5200] [10de:0322] (rev a1)

but it also recognizes the onboard as well. Unfortunately the BIOS for the
board doesn't give me the ability to disable the onboard is there a way to
do it through the command line?

BTW thanks to all of the help in getting the drivers installed. Sooner or
later this project will be finished and I just wanted to thank everyone for
being patient with the new guy.

Semper Fi,



Peter Cross
6751 Raintree Path
San Antonio, TX 78233

"Experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions"
-James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 51

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