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Bad news for my Graphics Card

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Well, I have done some more research, and apparently, very many people have my same problem. The problem is with the motherboard, and it is that the onboard graphics CAN'T be disabled. One person wrote to ASrock and they replied with:

"Thanks for contacting ASRock. Due to chipset limitation, it is no way to disable onboard VGA on P4i45GV.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards

Many people have said they did the same as I have: bought a graphics card, it worked with Windows, but the same INIT:PANIC message comes up with SuSE and other distros just freeze. I am a bit distraught at this, because i also read that I can't run XGL with my onboard VGA graphics set. Although this XGL is not all important, I would like to use my graphics card just to improve overall system performance (Celerons aren't the fastest CPUs out there).
Here is where I got my information:

The last link was posted by me, but the stuff the guy told me I guess doesn't work from what I heard elsewhere. I will try it anyways. Oh well, I guess if that fails, all that is left is to return my graphics card or get a new motherboard (which I don't want to do, because I have no idea how to take all hardware off of my current mobo and reinstall it without damaging anything). I still have a whole day of experimenting left though, so wish me luck!
posted by linnerd40, Saturday, May 13, 2006


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