Truenas Scale won't start with GPU plugged in

Hi everyone,
I recently purchased an older GPU to use for virtual machines. I have an MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GD4. However, when I shut down my server to install the GPU and then reboot, the server fails to start. As soon as I remove the GPU, the server boots normally.

I’ve read on some forums that using a dummy monitor might solve this issue, but I’m not sure if that’s the right approach.

Any advice or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Hey @Firestorm

What’s the motherboard and processor in question? Many systems will automatically disable their iGPU if they detect a discrete GPU plugged in, so you might need to force it to stay on in the BIOS first and then install your GT1030.

Not sure exactly. It is a HP Compaq Elite 8300 Convertible Minitower PC ( HP Compaq Elite 8300 Convertible Minitower PC Software and Driver Downloads | HP® Support). I believe it is a Micro ATX motherboard.

Try installing the GT1030 and connecting a monitor to that; then enter the BIOS and look for an option to re-enable the integrated graphics.

If this doesn’t work, try moving the GPU from the x16 (black) slot to the x4 (white) one as that may bypass the automatic BIOS lockout.

Unfortunately you’re at the mercy of the HP OEM BIOS as to whether this is possible or not.

So I am able to get truenas so boot up and work, but I still can’t get the GPU to work. I get this in the shell:

I still can’t see it in the apps when I try to use this for Plex.

So I was able to figure it out. In the BIOS I had to re-enable the integrated GPU then go into into a different setting tab in the BIOS and make the integrated GPU the primary.

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