Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > netTunes > General

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-20-2002, 08:04 PM
tgibbs tgibbs is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 13
Thumbs up running a headless netTunes server

I was excited to get netTunes, because I'd been wanting to set up an old beige G3 Mac as a "jukebox" in the lab to replace our ailing CD player. There wasn't really room for a monitor where I wanted to situate it, so I was hoping that netTunes would allow me to run it "headless".

So after setting up netTunes on the G3, I set it up (without a monitor) next to the stereo receiver, plugged it in, & went to one of the other Macs, and tried to log in--only to find that although I could see it in the client's server window, the client failed to log in. So I shut down the G3, dragged over a monitor, plugged it in to the G3, rebooted, and tried again. NetTunes worked fine. Shut down, took off the monitor, restarted--client couldn't log in.

At this point, the light began to dawn. I remembered that Macs are able to sense the resolution of Mac monitors. What happens if there is no monitor? Maybe the Mac never even generates a desktop image.
I was thinking about unplugging the monitor after startup, which probably would have worked, but I didn't like the idea. If I had a power failure, or system panic, or something, I'd have to drag that monitor back.

So instead, I plugged in a Mac-to-PC monitor adaptor, figuring that it probably had to ground the appropriate pins or whatever to fool the Mac into thinking that a comparable Mac monitor was attached. This solved the problem; my netTunes server is now running happily without a monitor.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
restarting NetTunes server from terminal? Jeffery General 3 11-02-2003 06:39 PM
New netTunes (v2.0) on the way: significant speed improvements! dnanian General 0 05-23-2003 11:27 AM
Server unstable, locks up my machine salamander General 1 02-23-2003 09:05 AM
My server doesn't show up! dnanian General 0 01-04-2003 12:41 PM
AirPort base station as server: can't connect! dnanian General 0 01-03-2003 11:48 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.