disabling on board video

Asked by Uranium235 on 2007-05-01

I need to disable the on board video in my HP Pavilion 6545C so I can install my NVidia GeForce MX4400

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2007-05-01
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2009-02-08

this needs to be taken care of in the bios, then load ubuntu into a console, and install the nvidia drivers from there

Uranium235 (wardbl001) said : #2

The bios won't let me change the video boot options.

In bios there's a section called 'Integrated Peripherals' or something similar, there you'll find a way to disable onboard video card. or to set selection to [Auto] so that if bios find another vga it automatically disable onboard one.

Ulysses Young (ulyyoung) said : #4

I think this is mistaken. Many modern "Run of the mill" computers, like Dell and Hp's are coming with onboard video that cannot be disabled. Instead of disabling it, it sets the card based video card (PCI or AGP) as the "default" but then as the secondary still has the onboard.

I do not know if possible, but there should be a way to disable Ubuntu from loading the modules for an onboard card, this is a repeated issue, check a quick search on google for ubuntu disable onboard video and you will see multiple people having this very problem.

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