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We have a mac with a broken graphicscard (Lots of stripes etc.)

Is there some way to run it remotely without being disturbed by the graphics card?

This is a iMac G5 (PowerPC with everything in the screen).

The question is more for apps than the whole desktop.

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Can I bypass the graphics card with X-Windows? – Olav Dec 6 '12 at 6:34
I have posted a related question about the X solution: – Olav Dec 9 '12 at 10:37

Screen Sharing can be enabled via the terminal : sudo sh -c "/bin/echo -n enabled > /Library/Preferences/"

I have had the AppleVNC service freak out because it couldn't determine the clients screen resolution.

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Enable Desktop Sharing and use a VNC client to connect to it.

The VNC client built into OS X itself is very good and give good updates, so use that if you use another Mac for this.

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Takk I have tried with Teamviewer (from Windows), and we still had the stripes. Is using VNC or doing it from a Mac somehow different. – Olav Nov 29 '12 at 12:42
Yes. You need to use Desktop Sharing. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Nov 29 '12 at 13:08
I also see the graphics card problems remotely :-( – Olav Nov 29 '12 at 22:45
Interesting. I would guess it is a software problem and not a hardware problem, then. Can you boot of the installation media and see if the problem persists? – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Nov 30 '12 at 15:25
Its a kind of problem common in G5, related to damages to the graphics card: – Olav Nov 30 '12 at 17:36

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