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    Talking Want to test mobo with my laptop

    Ok so Im trying to set-up my M1000. Its a pain in the *** for me to switch the monitor cable on my desktop to the M1000 when ever I need to transfer stuff. I know they make VGA cable splitters so I can switch over to the corresponding mobo. BUT i want to use my M1000 and the desktop at the same time.

    So is there a way to use my laptops LCD for the M1000.

    NOTE: This is a working laptop. This is not one of those redundant "i want to use a laptop LCD for my carputer" questions. or is it?

    Anyway, what do i have to do to set this up?

    ...please dont tell me to search, i already did. I kept getting threads on using ebay laptop LCDs controllers blah blah, however if you know a specific thread that has already addressed this issue post it up!

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    Give up now. All the threads you've found are everything you're going to find. Without a controller board, you're SOL.

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    not unless your laptop came with a VGA in port.....and I doubt that it did.

    The only thing I can suggest is to invest in a KVM switch and hook that up to your desktop computer. That way, you can switch back and forth between your desktop and the carpc with a keystroke on your keyboard. If you only want to transfer files, this setup works just fine. A good 2 PC KVM should run you around 20-50...depends on where you get it. In the retail stores, I'm sure they're double that price. They make "all in one" units with cables (what I'm using now) and standalone units without cables (that I used to use). I got my all in one unit for around $30, but it was on sale...it's a belkin model. Great thing to have when working on computers!

    Good Luck,

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
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    yeah, didn't even think about that.....PCAnywhere is my personal choice, but that's just because I own the program and am used to it. If you're using XP on both machines, it comes pre-installed with a program of this sort....can't remember for the life of me what it's called - I know I'll remember in a minute or two.

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    how many computers can you hook up to a KVM switch?
    How stable are the remote networks when installing and running apps on the remote computer?

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    Before I had another monitor for my carputer I used to use laplink over the parallel port (I found a laplink parallel cable), allows total control of the other computer. I used it to transfer files and install software just fine. However the parallel port can be a bit slow so don't go transferring a gig!
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    2, 4, 8, 16, 24.... as many as you want: Belkin is my personal choice. Unlike their cables, I have not had anything go wrong with my 8 portrack mounted KVM. http://www.belkin.com/config/Search/...D=1&search=kvm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred
    how many computers can you hook up to a KVM switch?
    How stable are the remote networks when installing and running apps on the remote computer?
    The other person answered the KVM question well...I'll take on the other one. I have used VNC before and was not overly impressed, although I used PCAnywhere first, so I might have been biased. VNC is free and works well for what it was intended for, so you make your own choice.

    I love PCAnywhere because not only can you connect to the other pc and view its desktop and use it as if you were actually at the computer, no matter where that other computer is located, but you can also transfer files with it. I used to amaze my mother when I would connect to her computer from school to help her diagnose problems. Anyways, getting back on track... I have never had any problems running PCAnywhere while installing software or just playing around. I can transfer files from one machine to the other, to any directory on the machine from within the program window. It's really easy to setup, so long as you have a working network in place already.

    I use PCAnywhere 10.0, I believe, to control my file server that is stored on a shelf in the closet, as I do not have a keyboard, mouse, or monitor hooked up to it. It works great for my purposes. Good Luck!

    Matt

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    I use vnc to connect to my carputer from inside the house. I also use it when I have it inside for updates. Got tightvnc and never have any problems with it.

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