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#1 2014-01-24 19:37:47

iaZvpp8
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Registered: 2010-03-24
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choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

via the "settings manager" applet i don't see an option to choose which video card to assign.

maybe there is another applet for that and i'm just not seeing it. ?

this fedora 20 xfce virtual machine has two video cards to choose from, the vmware vga adapter or a ati radeon. i'd like to ensure its the radeon

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#2 2014-01-25 00:15:32

ozjd
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Re: choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

Isn't that controlled by Vmware?

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#3 2014-01-25 16:38:13

Jerry3904
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Re: choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

It can also be a problem on an install. 

I have a AAO 722 which--bless its little heart--has double (includes HDMI) audio and video chips onboard.  I was able to solve the sound choice system-wide by putting a small script (.asoundrc) in /home/username/ that I found posted somewhere. 

But for the video doublet, some applications (e.g., MiniTube) won't work b/c they lack a built-in choice (like VLC has, for instance).

Last edited by Jerry3904 (2014-01-25 16:39:12)


MX-14 (based on Debian Stable) with backported Xfce 4.10 on Acer Aspire One 722

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#4 2014-01-26 21:34:17

iaZvpp8
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Re: choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

ozjd wrote:

Isn't that controlled by Vmware?

the passthru function yes.

there's an applet on my linuxmint that lets one choose a video card for the particular display.

i didn't see such an applet on my fedora xfce virtual machine

i see via 'dmesg | grep -i vga"  that both video cards, the VMware SVGA and the ATI passthru card are detected, just not sure which is actually used as primary.

its sort of hit-or-miss with passthru at times as you know

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#5 2014-01-26 21:43:31

iaZvpp8
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Re: choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

Jerry3904 wrote:

It can also be a problem on an install. 

I have a AAO 722 which--bless its little heart--has double (includes HDMI) audio and video chips onboard.  I was able to solve the sound choice system-wide by putting a small script (.asoundrc) in /home/username/ that I found posted somewhere. 

But for the video doublet, some applications (e.g., MiniTube) won't work b/c they lack a built-in choice (like VLC has, for instance).

both of my ATI cards i'm passing thru have audio built in too.

looks like that script you mention is part of the ALSA config framework? may be something i want to check into.

i'll check over at vmware forum to see how to ensure the pass thru card is used as primary.

thx

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#6 2014-01-28 10:11:27

Jerry3904
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Re: choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

Here is the procedure for the soundcard (took it from the Arch Wiki, I think):

--find card numbers with:

           $ cat /proc/asound/cards

--create a file in home directory

          .asoundrc

--open new file and paste in
       

pcm.!default {
           type hw
           card 1
        }

        ctl.!default {
           type hw           
           card 1
        }

--use the card number that you want to be default
--reboot

I am hoping to find a similar file to force the non-hdmi card.


MX-14 (based on Debian Stable) with backported Xfce 4.10 on Acer Aspire One 722

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#7 2014-01-28 10:35:36

MountainDewManiac
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Registered: 2013-03-24
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Re: choosing which video card via "settings manager"?

iaZvpp8 wrote:
ozjd wrote:

Isn't that controlled by Vmware?

the passthru function yes.

there's an applet on my linuxmint that lets one choose a video card for the particular display.

i didn't see such an applet on my fedora xfce virtual machine

It would appear that the simple solution, then, would be to use Mint.


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