I use a software prog that makes computations when the PC is 'idle'.As an exercise, I tried powering it up without the monitor, keyboard or mouse connected. It wouldn't start.It keeps running if the keyboard or mouse connections are removed - so is a monitor necessary for a PC to run?
...will raise an error if the keyboard/mouse aren't connected at boot.Don't believe that all do though...And it may be something you can switch off in the BIOS.
it will run without a monitor but why?
It certainly will run, but it's very difficult to monitor what is happening on it.
Why not start it with the monitor and then turn the monitor off;-))))G
I'm about to try to set up a home network but in the meantime, I wondered if I could run the computational software on a spare PC in a corner for a few days whilst I keep my one monitor for the main rig.
As I've tried it, it won't start. Yes, I'll start it in the regular way then pull the monitor plug and see what happens.
...I suspect the monitor is not the issue at all.I've never known a PC complain at not having a monitor.Why don't you leave it with a keyboard and mouse, but no monitor.Then (eventually when you have both on network) install VNC on the 'dumb' one so you can see what it is up to without a monitor.
Thanks. I'd never heard of VNC but have just googled it.I've just bought some gismos from Maplins to enable me to set the system up with 2 PC's, one monitor, one mouse and one keyboard. Could I have saved the money?!
I take it you bought a kvm switch, how much?
...unless for some reason VNC fails then you need keyboard, mouse and monitor OR a kvm !VNC is great.
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