5086 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2010 10:51 AM by Ryan Homer
Same problem here.
The problem is very old and many other users have experienced this since 2007.
It is all a consequence of headless server. If osx will not find any display connected will not draw the interface. The problem is also extended to Preview.app and iPhoto. Try opening an image via screen sharing. Basically it doesn't work something with coregraphic when there is not monitor attached IMHO.
I fear this issue is never going to be fixed as it is very old
Anyway there 2 workaround.
1-Plug in a Monitor (you can leave it turned off). It will work like a charm. Otherwise you can build yourself a dummy monitor plug following this guide: http://tvtool.info/go.htm?http://tvtool.info/english/dummy_e.htm
2-Drag a file from your local computer to the screen sharing program icon in the dock and the interface will redraw with some controls (Works only with Snow Leopard clients, Leopard will not)
Anyway these are just workarounds!!!
APPLE FIX THIS!!!!!!
Another thing you can do is to access the server backups from the client machines. As long as the clients can access the share that the server is using for Time machine, there should be a .sparsebundle for each client backup and a folder called Backups.backupdb for the server back up.
To access the last of these, from one of your client computers option-click on the Time Machine logo in the menu bar and select "Browse Other Time Machine Disks". That'll open a window showing the disks available for Time Machine - your server should be in the list. Select it an click "Use Selected Disk" to launch Time Machine showing the same access to the server's files as you have as the user you're logged in as.
Hope that helps you out.