tony "at" instaview.com
Tue Jul 23 22:17:00 2002
Most new machines, you can disable it in the Bios setup..
Black-box used to sell stuff like what you are talking about for
older machines, or stubborn new ones... I dont think it was as
complex as an ASIC chip, just a couple of resistors to simulate
a load.. though i could be wrong..
( btw, id call "no monitor" headless.. in case you search on line
and get only video hits.. thats why.. )
>From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
>Behalf Of trash1 "at" plumasbank.com
>Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 12:51 PM
>To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
>Subject: Headless booting
>Ok, I'm going out of my mind over here trying to find something I saw on
>internet about a year ago. I'm hoping some of you have also seen it.
>It plugs into you keyboard port and gives the computer proper signaling,
>tricking the computer into thinking there is a keyboard connected. They
>a similar adaptor for the mouse port. I'm not looking for a KVM switch.
>All it was only a keyboard asic soldered onto the end of a keyboard
>connector. But it worked great.
>Some machines (most) require a keyboard to be connected. I want to setup an
>array of VNC machines, and get rid of the keyboards and mice.