[rescue] question on video cards for U10

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 11:13:45 CST 2006

I was only trying to get a PCI card to work because I was unable to
get the builtin adapter to display on my monitor, and I already had a
few older cards sitting around. By older I mean about 10 years old.

However, I was able to get the builtin adapter to work last night so I
am up and running. If I can get a video card with more memory than the
4MB on the builtin for really cheap I might go that route. However,
since my budget is bordering on nada/zilch/zippo/nothing, it most
likely won't be an option.

Thanks for your help though.



On 2/1/06, Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 09:09:53 -0800
> Brian Howe <bwhowe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What I meant was that the builtin adapter requires the sync-on-green
> > from a CRT display.
> The sync signals go from the GFX card _to_ the display.
> > I cannot get anything to display on the LCD from
> > that plug, only on the CRT, and that includes the OBP.
> Maybe the LCD is unable to sync to the resolution or H/V frequency. Plug
> in the CRT and try to get some status display on it. Many CRTs can
> display a status page in the on screen menu with resolution and H/V
> frequencys. Most likely you need to tune the U10 to the native
> resolution of the LCD and 60 Hz refresh rate. Many U5 / U10 come up with
> 1152 x 900 and this may confuse LCDs as they only expect 1024 x 768 or
> 1280 x 1024.
> Why are you trying to get some PCI VGA? You can add a UPA framebuffer
> quite cheap too. I suspect it to be faster then PCI.
> --
> tsch|_,
>        Jochen
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