When you install Mac OS X server on an xServe, it installs an extension
called "headless support" that allows the server to function normally
without the need of a video cable or display connected. Unfortunately, this
extension isn't installed on other hardware besides the xServe, which causes
the issue described in the the thread. The work around is to plug-in some
type of adapter to trick the Mac into thinking it has a display. Dr Bott
sol and adapter for older Mac's but for newer G4 and G5 computers, there are
only "homebrew" solutions, such as what is described at this web site:
Salve Regina University
On 11/27/06 11:08 PM, "Nigel Kersten" <email@hidden> wrote:
> On 28/11/2006, at 5:31 AM, Randall R. Saeks wrote:
>> On Nov 26, 2006, at 2:11 PM, Nigel Kersten wrote:
>>> The next step is to try attaching a screen to it to see whether
>>> that resolves the issue, but I was just wondering if anyone else
>>> is seeing the same problem?
>> I am using a Dual 1.8 G5 here as a server, and it is running ARD
>> Admin / Client 3.1 without problem. I did have it running 3.0 and
>> upgraded it via the install Package from Apple to 3.1.
> Crazy. That's how I upgraded mine too.
> The problem continues until I plug a video cable in that is attached
> to a screen. The screen however doesn't seem to need to be plugged
> into power to make a difference.
> I'm not sure I want to go poking into this problem any more now that
> I have a "fix" :)
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