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Re: dual card lock up

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 10:26:25AM +0100, Emil Pedersen wrote:
> techlists@techgod.net wrote:
> > 
> > I had a dual boot system workin fine.  Win2k and Debian woody(kernel 2.4 17).  I decided to add a 2nd video card......win2k, I've had no problems.  but with Debian, on boot up it shows the card and locks up.  My main Video card is an Nvidia GeForce II 400MX AGP, and the other is an ATI All in Wonder Pro PCI.
> > Has anyone had this problem?
> Not exactly the same, but...
> I got a MB with onboard i810e graphics, and added an old ATI (rage II or
> something) pci card.  The odd thing is if I set my bios to make both
> cards work in w2k, the computer hangs when starting x under linux. 
> Shifting the primary video setting in bios makes both cards work in
> linux, but just on in w2k.
> Check if there is some bios setting you can flip with, it _might_ help.

Sorry, missed the start of the thread.

With the nvidia card, if you're using the nvidia driver (not the nv),
then you'll need to make sure your BIOS is configured to make the AGP
card the primary in every sense. (Look for an option called 'boot agp
first' or similar.) The nvidia driver doesn't behave well if it's
controlling a secondary card.

Also, if you've configured X for both cards already, ensure that the
nvidia card is being started before the other. Order is important in
the layout section.

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