intel card not working when booting on another VGA card

strawks strawks at
Wed Dec 10 00:24:00 PST 2008


On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:18:17 -0800, Ian Romanick <idr at>
>> When I boot on the ATI card (select PEG card first in the bios), I can't
>> get the intel driver in xorg to display anything.
> That's because when you install an external PCI-e card it physically
> disables the integrated graphics.  Some of the mobile chipsets support
> multigraphics, but as far as I'm aware none of the desktop ones do.

I don't think the integrated card is disabled because :
1) I have set an option in the bios to enable integrated card even if a PEG
card is present
2) lspci and Xorg both see both cards.


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