Yes, I have had a mac pro running as a file server with no vid card at a couple points, it will boot fine, though nothing graphical will be possible (screen sharing, vnc, etc)Can anyone confirm that a Mac Pro 1,1 will not boot (no chime, no read cd) if the video card (7300 gt) is bad?
I get LED on solid and black screen.
Forgive the simplistic question...I'm new to mac.
Wait, you didnt pull the card? Yes, a dead card still in place will prevent booting.I have a confirmed (by Apple) video card failure and my machine will not boot with the card in place, so don't rule that out completely. Maybe taking the card out altogether gets a difference result. I don't know.
Odd, last time I tried for kicks while running the machine (MP 3,1) totally headless (no card in), screen sharing refused to work. I'll have to test it again, maybe I didnt enable it like I had thought I did... Graphics isn't usually my first concern, SSH ability is .I have my MacPro 1,1 running without a graphics card - and yes, screen sharing DOES work. If you actually did remove your graphics card you'd have no where to plug in a monitor - so obviously you'd have a black screen.
If you start up without a graphics card in place it just boots and runs like it normally would - you can only access your data via a network and can even run applications using Screen Sharing (hopefully you enabled sharing before your card died).
Just last night I was able to run Logic 9, and actually record audio into my MacPro using Screen Sharing on my MacBook.
That is encouraging. I shall look into Vine Server rather than fiddling around with screen sharing.My 8800Gt died on my macpro 2,1 running 10.6.6. Luckily had Vine Server and screensharing setup with iteleport (and SSH). Once I took the card out it booted fine and could control it with my work Mac, wife's laptop or iPhone while I saved for a new Apple 5770 (overpriced but I use rEfit on bootup so need boot screen). It was very quiet without a GPU in it.
Nope, it will start normally. Any MP. (If the card will be physically removed OFC). It will halt mostly when card is faulty and is detected but it causes errors (or cannot be properly initialized by firmware for some reason).machine should halt if no card is detected.
I Agree, however, like i stumbled on this issue just few days back, and came to the forum to find the answersHe asked almost 8 years ago, so hopefully he's moved on by now.