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it is a server not a PC, so no sound jacks there. if you do see 3.5mm line out jack green there' then it does have sound. easy no? or optical jack. One can be added, in most or all cases. If you look at the drawing in the manual here,its missing.
note lack of server sound jacks? 3.5mm or the like. /
I am presuming that the mainboard is an Asus model with integrated VGA.
In order to perform the following steps you may have to remove your new VGA board and reconnect your monitor to the mainboard VGA in order to have a display on your monitor.
If your new VGA board is an AGP or PCI express, connecting your monitor to the new VGA board should have been detected and applied the VGA output through the new board. If the new VGA board is a PCI type then go to the new steps to make changes to your CMOS via the BIOS settings.
If not the Asus mainboard may have to have the CMOS setup change through your BIOS settings.
Upon bootup you should be able to hit the delte key and the BIOS screen should come one. Scroll down to the a view that will show "Onboard Settings" or similar wording. Select and disable the Asus onboard VGA or video.
If problem still persist, then go to the Assus.Com web site for support on your model Asus mainboard for the maunual, or trouble shooting questions on settings.
Hi there. Remember that if you are swapping from on-board graphics to a card you
have to go into the BIOS and tell the machine that the primary graphics
adapter is AGP/PCI Express. Plug the VGA cable into the on-board
graphics port, start the computer and enter the BIOS, tell the computer
to use the AGP/PCI card as primary, press F10, save the changes and
exit the bios. The computer will try and restart so let it boot to post and turn it off, then put in your card and try to boot again. Please post back if you need more help or advice.
Before making sure you have all the plugs & connections in the right place, look at all the pins on the end of the monitor plug that plugs into your on board/video card making sure none are bent or missing. If not, then try swaping with a known working monitor. If good monitor doesn't work either theres a good chance you may need to either add or replace video card.
If none of these options work you can let me know and I'll try to suggest something else.
Check your Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) switch. If the system is connected to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard through a Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) switch, or console selector switch, then disconnect the switch and connect monitor, mouse, and keyboard directly to the system. If this solves the issue, please contact your switch manufacturer for support and compatibility on the switch. Some switches can have a firmware update applied to resolve common problems.
Note: BladeCenter Telco chassis - The KVM module contains keyboard port, mouse port, Power LED, Location LED, Critical Telco Alarm LED, Major Telco Alarm LED, Minor Telco Alarm LED and a video port. The PS2 keyboard and mouse connectors are standard 6-pin Mini Din. The Telco alarms mirror the Telco alarms located on the front panel of the media tray because they use the same signal lines. The KVM module allows the connection of a VGA monitor for system maintenance and control. The video connector is a standard 15-pin VGA. The KVM module is hot-swappable. It is docked into an edge card connector located on the backplane:
If you have your system daisy chained for KVM capabilities using the C2T port (e.g. xSeries 330), then you must flash the C2T firmware after flashing the system BIOS, in order for the mouse and keyboard to work. Otherwise, after a BIOS flash, you will lose keyboard/mouse capabilities unless you walk up to each machine and push the select button.
If you are using NetBAY Advanced Connectivity Technology (ACT) CAT5 cabling in your rack server, instead of KVM cabling, click here for ACT information.
Check for POST/startup errors. If you are getting a POST/startup error on the keyboard and/or mouse:
Verify that all items are firmly connected to the correct ports, and that the cables are undamaged with no bent pins. The PS/2 style mouse and keyboard ports look identical, but are not interchangeable. The mouse and keyboard must be attached to the correct ports in order to be recognized by the system and to function correctly.
Swap each item for known good units. If a new item works where the original did not, then the original component must be faulty.
If the keyboard works during the POST/BIOS screens, but not in the operating system, check software logs for device driver errors. Contact your software vendor for more support in configuring the I/O devices.
Check the F1 Setup error logs for system component failures or errors. These are found under Event/Error Logs. Troubleshoot suspect components further to determine if the hardware is faulty. If an IBM component is determined to be faulty, please contact your local IBM Support Center for warranty replacement of the part(s). Please have the Field Replacement Unit (FRU) / Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) part number and Machine Type, model and serial number ready.
Run hardware diagnostics. Replace any parts found defective.