Introduction: Check Up on Your Personal Server With Ease
Your on your computer, flirting with some "girl" on MSN, when you realize that your server might blow up any second. Luckily you can press a simple button on your monitor and save the world. (Worse case, not getting laid scenario)
All that aside, lets get started.
If you have a personal FTP server, or any other kind of server, and you wish to check it without VNC, there is a simple fix. Your monitor.
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Step 1: You Will Need:
You will need:
Two video cables, DVI or VGA, doesn't matter
A monitor that can support two inputs
Step 2: Hook Up the Cables
Now, connect the two cables. This is pretty simple, if you need any more explanation, call your doctor, you have a medical problem.
(pardon the blurry image, I sneezed when I took this picture)
Step 3: Look for and Press the "inputs" Button
On your monitor, you should see a button that mentions "inputs"
Press it until you are seeing your server screen
(I Suggest arranging your server programs, (If they're all daemons, try to find a GUI for it) So that when you flip to your server screen you can see all the critical programs running, and any debugging tools.