Cannot view bios/boot screen on Dell T7500 with Quadro 4000 card

Ginger asked:

I have a Dell T7500 with a Quadro 4000 card.

I have just attached a new Phillips 328E1CA via display port. The new monitor only has display port and HDMI inputs. The monitor specs are here:

https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/328E1CA_00/curved-lcd-monitor-with-ultra-wide-color

My OS is Ubuntu.

I do not see any of the boot/bios screens. My system has an encrypted hard drive, which requires password upon boot. I do not see that screen either. But if I type in my password and press enter, it takes me into the Ubuntu desktop and I can see things.

How can view the boot/bios screens via displayport?

My answer:


Go into the BIOS and change the Video > Primary Video to either Auto or to your graphics card.

You’ll have to hook up a monitor to the integrated graphics port temporarily in order to access the BIOS.


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