I'm currently building a gaming system that I got as a barebones kit. I'm currently stuck in that there is no VGA port, only a HDMI, Serial port, and Parallel port.
Thus, I currently need to install the OS, configure BIOS, etc. but there is no display. I have a working HDMI cable and receiver (it works well with an XBox) but when I boot up the system with my OS disk, nothing shows up.
The motherboard model is GA-Z68AP-D3. I have a HD 6870 Graphics card, but I think that's irrelevant since I have not installed it yet (I haven't even installed the OS). I do not have a monitor, instead I planned to use my TV (FlatTV from Phillips).
To above: HDMI to DVI wouldn't help. I don't have a DVI monitor. And since a HDMI-HDMI connection didn't work, I doubt a HDMI-DVI connection would.
I'm currently trying to install the motherboard CD, but I can't because there is no display. The TV is set to receive HDMI signals, since it's the same port I use when I connect the XBox, which works fine.
I've just cleared the CMOS values. However, the TV still shows a blank screen, even when I switched to the other HDMI port. Perhaps there's something I didn't connect correctly? Any common things I should check up on?