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Old 03-14-2010, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default motherboard video output.

Hi all,
my home p.c which is now unloved but nevertheless still being used occasionally, has had a HDD failure.
this is not a major problem as everything was backed up.
i removed offending HDD and set the second HDD to master.

i then decided to start from scratch and clear the cmos, then install linux onto the second HDD (now the master).

unfortunately, my mother board (asus p4p800s-x) only has a 9 pin male connector for the monitor. while the monitor is plugged into the Graphics card (15 pin) i am getting a blank screen saying no input!

what are my options here?
should the graphics card automatically plug and play so to speak?

any advice welcome.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: motherboard video output.

I have seen a few mobos that need you to set it in the BIOS.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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That 9-pin male connector is not a screen output. It's a serial port. Old screens used I think the name was XGA or CGA...anyways...it's old, and serial ports will not work with these screens.

Try reseating your RAM, and reseating your GPU. Give a bit of TLC
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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ok. guys. i will give it the love only a mother deserves this evening.
i willget back to you on its health afterwards.

ok, got it running now.
for some strange reason it would only fire up the graphics when the ram had been removed and re inserted.
i did this twice, once after starting from scratch AGAIN!
so if you suffer the same problems, whip out your ram and re insert.
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