[ubuntu-uk] Server won't start without screen

Paul Willis paul.willis at me.com
Wed Oct 27 14:51:58 BST 2010

On 27 Oct 2010, at 14:01, Tyler J. Wagner wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 12:24 +0100, Paul Willis wrote:
>> I do remember now that some older Mac G4 towers we used (running Mac OS X server) had a similar headless problem and plugging the DVI to VGA adapter in the back sorted it. I had forgotten about that so it might be the answer as the discussions on those links suggest.
> Ah, yes. You've reminded me as well. Some time ago, my company operated
> a Mac running MacOS 9. It had two special peripherals: a DVI-VGA dongle
> to make it boot, and a small device on the power cable. That device had
> a USB cable, connected to the same Mac. If the Mac locked up, apparently
> detectable by some kind of USB activity, it would cycle the power.

Yep, we had those too. Kick-off I think it was called.

In fact here it is http://www.sophisticated.com/products/kick-off/kick-off_mac.html

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