[CentOS] CentOS 7, new video card in server [SOLVED]

Thu Nov 5 19:21:39 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Thu, November 5, 2015 12:07 pm, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> I've got a new Dell R730 server. My users have two Tesla K-80's in
>> it.Then, they wanted to add video, for complicated reasons.
>>    Anyway, there's the onboard VGA; I just put in a Quadro K600 (they
>> require DP, and this card offers that). Plug in a VGA monirot (the card
>> even comes with two adaptors, one from large DP to DVI-D, and one DVI-D
>> to VGA. (And according to the quick start guide, there's no additional
>> power cable.)
>>    Boot the system, and no video on from the card. In the BIOS, the only
>> thing I see that appears to relate is enable/disable onboard video. I'm
>> looking at that as a last option, since I have no idea how I'd *undo*
>> it,
> In general, one shouldn't need to do anything in BIOS. On Dell
> workstations when PCI express video card meant to be exclusively used as
> video adapter in BIOS they make it "primary video", or sometimes totally
> disable onboard video. You can try the last, but if the box comes with no
> video output at all (so you will not be able to change BIOS settings),
> then you may need to use CMOS setup reset jumper to reset settings to
> factory default (of course, you can change BIOS setting without video, but
> you will need for that to remember all menus, and mouse the excludes, only
> keyboard can be used).
Actually, we like Dells a lot. At any rate, that, and what I found in a
several year old thread that said the same as you, were the ticket:
   a) disable onboard video (it will work, if there's no monitor
        connected to the video card, and
   b) the monitor *must* be plugged into the card on boot.

And life is wonderful, and my users will be happy.