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 From:  "Peter Parnican" <peter at procad dot sk>
 To:  "Jouni Rinne" <jouni dot rinne at luukku dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Booting without monitor
 Date:  Thu, 6 Jan 2005 22:24:25 +0100
From http://www.kotiposti.net/madmaxjr/compaq.html : Solder 75 ohm resistors 
between pins 1 & 6, 2 & 7 and 3 & 8. Remember to attach the plug cover to 
prevent short-circuits.

Exacyly same results like me... so don't worry about fire hazard, it will 
work definetely!!!!

peter

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jouni Rinne" <jouni dot rinne at luukku dot com>
To: "Peter Parnican" <peter at procad dot sk>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Booting without monitor


> Peter Parnican wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I had a BIG problem how to boot m0n0 without monitor. (usig PII, 333MHz, 
>> my BIOS doesn't have this possibility)
>>
>> Now its OK! I did small "researching" and hopefully i can help to someone 
>> with my results....
>> Here Is what could help: 
>> http://www.monowall.procad.sk/boot_without_monitor.php
>>
>> You'll need:
>> - resistance 3 x 72 - 76 Ohm
>> - conector compatible with VGA graphics card
>> Then use resistance to join pins:
>> 1 - 6
>> 2 - 7
>> 3 - 8
>> ...I'm using resistance 3 x 56 Ohm, because I didn't have bigger value 
>> :-) ..its working longer then 6 months without problems. (but somethings 
>> about 70 Ohm will be better)
>>
>> Peter Parnican
>
> Yeah, familiar problems with PC's... I have found two solutions to this:
> 1) If your motherboard is old enough, use some old ISA display adapter 
> from a 386/486 (that's what I did with my m0n0wall box)
> 2) Use the 'dummy vga-plug' method you described. Also, if your box is 
> stupid enough to prevent you from booting without a keyboard (i.e. 
> Compaq), here's a solution I used on my file server: 
> http://www.kotiposti.net/madmaxjr/compaq.html
>
> JR
>
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