graphics cards not detected properly (dual cards connected with SLI, nvidia 8800gt(x2))

Bug #183236 reported by Martin Cole on 2008-01-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hal

I have two 8800gt connected with SLI connector, pcie set in bios as default. Each boot I get an error that the graphics cards are not detected correctly and asks me to configure manually.

Because of this I cannot use the proprietary driver menu to set nvidia's drivers.

How can I make sure these get detected properly?

I only have one monitor connected to the the first card. Vista detects and uses SLI mode fine, so the hardware is all good. This is a dual boot machine.

the motherboard is and Asus M2N32-SLI.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 15 09:46:02 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
Package: hal
PackageArchitecture: amd64
SourcePackage: hal
Uname: Linux jager 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 05:28:27 UTC 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Martin Cole (mjc-sci) wrote :
Martin Cole (mjc-sci) wrote :

Just by way of more information, The live CD did not work for the same reason. I had to ctrl-alt-f1 to get a shell, then startx by hand to get to the install tool. I have to do this each time I boot now.

Kjell Braden (afflux) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.

Please attach your X server configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the "Attachment:" box below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf and let Xorg autodetect your display and video card? Please also attach the /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt.
Also, is there a special reason why do you think hal is the affected package?

Thanks in advance.

Changed in hal:
assignee: nobody → afflux
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Kjell Braden (afflux) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in hal:
assignee: afflux → nobody
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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