7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 12:48 PM by BDAqua
bob1shot Level 1 (0 points)

For some reason today I can no longer share my 10.5.8 G5 Mac. I can share the screen, but when I try to mount any of the drives in the machine the connection fails.
I have repaired permissions and nothing changes.

I can share the screen and everything seems to be OK.

Why can I share the screen, but not the individual drives attached to the machine?




iMac with 10.8.2

G5 with 10.5.8 (not allowing sharing of it's drives, but does share it's interface)

Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    Hi Bob,


    Not sure, but open System Preferences>Sharing, uncheck & recheck the File Sharing box there, & check the Options button again, leave that window open & try connecting again.

  • bob1shot Level 1 (0 points)

    After further review (and after trying your suggestion) I have discovered it is only the iMac that can not access the G5. I also have a laptop (running OS 10.8.2) and it can access the computer via the finder. The iMac still can not.


    One thing I did notice is that I can not turn off file sharing. Also, after a quick restart I can no longer share the screen either (from either computer).


    It's getting weirder and weirder.



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    Strange indeed, which Mac can't you turn off file Sharing on?

  • bob1shot Level 1 (0 points)

    The G5. When I would log in via 'Shre Screen' I was not able to turn on or off any of the sharing options. Now I can't even share the screen (after a restart of the G5) on the iMac or the laptop.



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    Whew, might try this on the G5...


    Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup),  use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, move these files to the Desktop.


    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.networkConnect.<12 digit number>.plist






    (You'll need to Trash the originals of these following ones since move only copies them)








    Looks like in 10.5.8 on my G5 that these files cover it...













    Then reboot once more.


    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

  • bob1shot Level 1 (0 points)

    The G5 will not share it's screen so I have no way of doing this (that I know of). No minitor I have will hook up to this antique computer (I have an iMac and a laptop) and in the past I always just shared it's screen to do any maintenance to it.

    Is there way to do all this without a keyboard, mouse and monitor?




    BTW, after turning off remote share and turning on screen sharing on the iMac and laptop they are both talking again. I can now share files with the G5, but can not share it's screen.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    Only way I can see if you had another PPC Mac running 10.5.8 & boot he G5 into Target mode, boot the other PPC Mac from the G5's HDD, set things up on the G5's Drive.