No Suitable Video Mode Found Error with NI Linux RT PXI Controller

Updated Apr 6, 2023

Reported In


  • PXIe-8861
  • PXIe-8840
  • PXIe-8821
  • PXIe-8880
  • PXIe-8881

Operating System

  • LabVIEW Real-Time (NI Linux Real-Time)

Issue Details

I am updating the OS of my PXIe Controller,such as a PXIe-8840, to NI Linux RT. I follow the steps in Provisioning a PXI Controller to the NI Linux Real-Time Operating System  but I receive:
error: no suitable video mode found.
Booting in blind mode


This is caused by incorrectly set/configured video settings. This can be resolved by changing some BIOS settings for the PXI. Make sure you have a screen and keyboard connected to your PXI controller.

Boot the PXI and press delete when prompted to enter the BIOS.
Enter into Advanced>>Video Configuration>>Primary Video Device, set the parameter to Onboard Intel Video.

Now you can continue with the steps in the tutorial Provisioning a PXI Controller to the NI Linux Real-Time Operating System .

Additional Information

Although you do not see the cmd prompt appear, the cmd prompt is open and you are able to use it, but without the ability to see what you are typing or the result. It is possible to run through all the commands needed, however as you can not see the progress of some commands, this will take multiple attempts and is not advised.