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Install and use Apple's free dual-screen VNC server
Authored by: MarvinJ920 on Oct 18, '04 10:49:51AM

I recently updated my 10.2 machine the ARD Client 2.1, and the machine can no longer run headless. When you attempt to view or control the machine using ARD Admin 2.1 the window expands to the correct size but continually looses connection. All other ARD functions work properly. Once a monitor is plugged in from startup of the machine, everything including view & control work properly.

Has anyone else had this issue?
Is it possible to control an ARD 2.0 Client with ARD 2.1 Admin Software?

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Problems with older Macs running headless
Authored by: colinng on Feb 18, '05 02:06:04PM

Not related to VNC, but to anyone running a G3/G4 PowerMac headless.

I've been having problems with 10.3.4 thru 10.3.8 on a G4 tower (533MHz) running headless. Machine will lock up after < 1 minute of remote control using any of ARD, VNC, or Timbuktu 7. It locks up on its own without remote control in < 1 hour.

I found that connecting a monitor during bootup solves the problem. The fix does not survive a soft restart though. You can remove the monitor after the Login Window appears.

I've ordered a gHead adapter from www.griffintechnology.com and I'll post with results when it arrives. The adapter because fools older ATI video cards into thinking there is a display, and it has a passthrough for a display as well.

Just thought I'd let you know so you don't hunt down the wrong issue.



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Install and use Apple's free dual-screen VNC server
Authored by: SJSW on Nov 01, '05 01:07:23PM

Tried it on my G5 with dual displays - controlling from Chicken of the VNC on an iBook - and just get connection refused all the time, tried different ports, etc. but no luck - anyone have any pointers?

Cheers

SJ



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Install and use Apple's free dual-screen VNC server
Authored by: SJSW on Nov 01, '05 01:17:24PM

Restarted the sharing server and it works superbly - I withdraw my previous comment above :)



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