3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2009 8:58 AM by ClausL
ClausL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have configured a couple of xServers, which is now at different client locations.
Some of them was configured in my office, using a small screen (1024X768).

Now I would like to change the screen resolution, but I do not have any other screen resolutions to choose from in the screen pref panel on this xServer.
As I have no physical access to the server, I am looking for a way to change this.
I connect to the server via ARD.

Lastest version of 10.5 server

Anyone have a good idea ?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Gerald Buckley Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
    Claus -

    A few years ago I created myself a series of automator/apple scripts to do just this very thing. Occasionally I would have to connect from a variety of different laptops of varying resolution capability.

    I'd simply ssh into the server and run the appropriate script and all was well in the world.

    Perhaps something like that could work for you too?

    Gerald
  • Mabel O'Farrell Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)
    Is there a monitor attached to the remote XServe? If not, the screen resolution will default to the minimum usable size for SA to work, 1024 x 768. You won't be able to change the resolution of the remote system to anything higher than that because there is no monitor DDC data for the video card to read. Installing a Dr. Bott gHead II on the server will provide that DDC data and give you other resolution options.
  • ClausL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you both for your answers, but it did not solve my problem...

    I have no physical access to the server.
    When I configured it I attached a monitor and it seems that the server still thinks that it is attached. ( or soon to be...)

    I need to reset that setting, so that I can choose a higher resolution, when I administer the server via ARD screensharing.

    I have another server, that I configured without any monitor attached and on that server, I can switch to higher resolution....

    So what I am looking for is the plist file, that enables me to reset this monitor resolution to default (make the server think that it has never had a monitor attached)
    - or a terminal command, that could do the same....

    Do you have any idea's on that ??