I have a nVidia 8600GT and it was connected to my monitor (VGA to DVI converter) and to my TV via s-video. Irecently replaced the TV and unplugged the s-video cable from the backof the TV with the computer still on. Now my screen looks like thisONLY when I get to the login screen on Windows and ONLY when I amlogged into Ubuntu (boot screen looks fine on both OS)
I tried uninstalling drivers and reinstalling. Also tried removing and reinserting the card. No success.
I have reverted back to the on-board video and it works fine.... did I break my video card?
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Re: Artifacts on monitor
Ha. Trippy bg and woven look. It seems it's only like this in certain video modes, so I expect what happened was not that electrical damage happened from incaution with cables but that a DDR3 line came unsoldered when the S-Video socket was manipulated. You can either sport around on the video card looking for the line by applying a q-tip with deionized water around the memory chips, just lightly squeeze the memory chips back into place...reflowing solder on the card, maybe.
Come to think of it, maybe there's a signal that S-Video is connected that did disaffect the line-scan circuitry to fail in that regular way; you can also try biasing elements of that connector's hook-up to the card (or just a longer cable, or a video switch) to see if that affects visual quality.
Good job debugging your situation. I hope the card goes back right with mere re-flexing.
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Some of the options you mentioned will carry audio along with the video from your Roku to your monitor but not the VGA for sure it's just video on that cable. I think your HDMI/DVI converter might work though. Worth a try anyway???
Let us know how it goes? We can all learn something here.
you need a dvi to vga adapter not a dvi to vga plug and you must also go into your graphics card setup catalyst control center if its ATI Nvidia Display manager for Nvidia if you boot the computer with it pluged in and you can see the boot screen on bolth displays then its an os thing just right click and select the display manager the activate all display's through the managers
An out of the box HP xw4600 has a NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 video card which uses a DVI cable. You have to make sure your monitor supports DVI. A WHITE connector is for DVI while a BLUE connector is for VGA. Some monitors have both while many older models only support VGA.
Assuming you have not already upgraded the system, you will need to add a video card with DVI output to your computer. You need a PCI-e x16 card and to make sure to either upgrade your power supply or choose a card that will not exceed the power supply's capacity. The original Power supply provided 305W (max.).
The alternative is to simply attach a DVI to VGA converter and stick with the on-board VGA only output but send it through the DVI port on the monitor.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (you should pay attention to heat issues if you add a video card; I've generally found that ATI cards run a bit cooler than nVidia cards for the same generation/performance.)
Some cards can send 2 outputs that is split by the cable, which is connected to 2 monitors. Generally speaking though, most just split the image up
If you're not sure if your output supports multiple monitors off one output, it's almost certain it doesn't. There is USB 2.0 to DVI, HDMI and VGA Multi-Display Adapter resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 Allows for effortless multitasking
You just take the VGA cable that are work in the monitor and connect it between the laptop and LCD.
If the LCD have a DVI output then you need to take VGA to DVI cable.
After the connection press Function(Fn)+F7 to start connecting.....