intel card not working when booting on another VGA card

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Wed Dec 10 01:04:31 PST 2008

strawks wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:18:17 -0800, Ian Romanick <idr at>
> wrote:
>>> 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.


Matthieu Herrb
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