Once KaVoom! KVM is installed and configured,
you might want to disconnect the hardware that's no
You can unplug the keyboard on secondary computers.
On some computers, the BIOS will give a keyboard error
when you start the computer with no keyboard plugged
in. For example, on an HP Vectra with Phoenix BIOS,
you'll see the message:
0103-AE: Keyboard Error
But you can ignore the message because the computer
will continue to run. On other computers, the computer
will halt after displaying the error message, in which
case it is necessary to change a BIOS setting to disable
the warning message. BIOS settings. To access the BIOS
settings, press a certain key (often F1 or Delete; check
your computer's user manual) soon after the computers
You can unplug the mouse on secondary computers
running Windows Vista, XP or Windows Server 2003.
You cannot unplug the mouse on secondary computers running
Windows 2000 or Windows 2000 Server. If you do, Windows
will start but will not display the mouse pointer. There
is no solution other than to keep a mouse plugged in.
Any cheap mouse will do.
some computers, the BIOS will give a warning message
when you start the computer with no mouse plugged in.
For example, on an HP Vectra with Phoenix BIOS, you'll
see the message:
No mouse detected on mouseport. Please wait a few
F4-Validate Change ...
After a few seconds, the computer will continue to start
normally. If you want, you can squelch the message forever
by pressing F4. Be sure to do this before disconnecting
can usually unplug the monitor on secondary computers
without any problems.
Some video cards are "smart" in that they
will disable themselves or change to a lower resolution
if a monitor is not plugged in. We can usually find
a work-around for such problems.
The remote-installation feature of KaVoom! KVM makes
it possible to install or upgrade the software without
having a keyboard, monitor, and mouse plugged in.
Not having a keyboard or monitor plugged in makes it
impossible to inspect or modify the computer's BIOS
settings, or to select an operating system from a dual-boot
menu. If these capabilities are important to you then
you should keep your hardware connected.