I have been building an ATX box with a beige G3 logic board but I keep running into a problem with the on-board video. Is there a way to disable it ?
I removed the on-board video connector because the on-board video was not working right and it fits in the case better without it. I have a PCI video card (ATI Nexus) but sometimes it still thinks there are 2 monitors.
I also tried an ixMicro TT card with the same results. It will boot but I cannot get to the menu bar or see any of the dialog boxes that show up. No start-up screen, etc...
I had the same problem when it was in the beige DT case, but I could attach a monitor to the on-board connector and it worked well enough to mirror the screens, switch back to the PCI video and get by. Now the connector is gone, and I hoped that would disable it but no go. Sometimes a restart or two would kick it in the butt enough to work right and only show one monitor in the control panel. But that doesn't work anymore.
Any ideas ? The only idea I have at the moment involves a big hammer and a healthy release of pent up frustration ! LOL
This particular board has always been a PIA, so maybe the board is just junk and I should get another one.
This project started from getting a replacement board for my beige DT and I figured the old board can be hacked into the spare parts I have lying around from my dumpster diving excursions and Mac parts.
Tom, I'll post some pics when it's finished
I may get a little Jiggy with some paint if I can get this damn thing working right.