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Aperture on headless Mac Mini Server

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Aug 22, 2011 11:53 PM

I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini Server to run as a server and for running Aperture.  I'd run it remotely via screen sharing from my 2007 iMac.


I've heard that there used to be a problem running Aperture on a mini with no screeen connected -  something to do with the graphics card needing a real screen connected.  Does anyone know if this is still a problem on the new i& server with Lion



Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Baggeraar Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 3, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to andyfromcroydon)

    I have run Aperture on a Mac Mini without a screen on both OS X 10.7 and 10.8. However over screen sharing the image quality is not what it can be when running Aperture directly on your computer.


    I also shared my Aperture library from the Mac Mini, but it gives (as indicated by Apple) a lot of instability.



  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Mar 3, 2013 7:02 PM (in response to andyfromcroydon)

    If this works, it won't work well.


    I don't know that a headless Mac mini will engage the GPU and Aperture leverages the GPU for performance.


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