I have a old Dell Power Edge 1650 1U rackmount server running Windows XP. Dual 1.3 GHz CPU's and 1 GB of RAM. I would like to run Boxee on it, but the 8MB integrated video card will not support it. The font within Boxee just comes up as blocks of colour.

I have a PCI Radeon R9000 dual out video card. However when I plug it in I can not get video signal on any of the VGA outs. Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this old of a server, or is it possible to make it work with the older integrated video?

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  • Any BIOS option to change the graphics card from 'onboard' to 'auto' or PCI? – Molly7244 Feb 18 '10 at 0:25
  • Nope, Video is not mentioned anywhere in the BIOS. BIOS version is A11. – Skaughty Feb 18 '10 at 1:17
  • Also, I am willing to change to a Linux operating system if anyone has advice for going down that path. – Skaughty Feb 18 '10 at 19:40
  • If the BIOS does not allow you to change the primary video card then you may be SOL. Are you using the newest BIOS? – Juice Feb 19 '10 at 17:59
  • Yes, A11 is the newest. – Skaughty Feb 19 '10 at 22:24

Have you tried using Remote Desktop to access the machine, maybe it will render properly. Could try Logmein.com too, I think it uses its own display driver.

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  • have not, but if The computer is connected directly to the TV, how would this work? – Skaughty Mar 5 '10 at 15:18

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