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Questions tagged [headless]

Pertaining to running a computer without a monitor or other visual display device.

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Is there a Mac-native equivalent of xvfb for running on a headless Mac server?

I'm attempting to automate some tests of a GUI application on a headless Mac. I'm able to run theses tests from the terminal on a desktop Mac, and there's no issues and they run as expected (without ...
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Lock Screen vs Login Window - affect on running processes

It appears to me that BOTH Apple Menu>Lock Screen AND Fast User Switching Menu>Login Window halt user processes at some point. (AirServer eventually stops working for me) I would like to know if/why/...
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Is there a way to automate logging in to multiple user accounts?

I have a mac mini that I'm using as a home server. I have two accounts on the computer which are both set to download full resolution photos and to download all iCloud (Desktop and Documents) ...
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mouse direction setting on headless (mouse less) mac

I have a mini that's running headless and mouseless. I connect to it through TeamViewer. All is great - except... The mouse direction defaults to Natural and I'm old school. Since the machine has ...
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Black or displaced screen when screen sharing headless mac mini on macOS 10.12

My config: Mid 2012 Mac mini connected to a projector via HDMI. The projector is typically off and the Mac mostly works headless. This setup has worked for me for a couple of years now. Ever since I ...
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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to switch ...
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Screen sharing - Remote screen off turns main display off

I run El Capitan + Server on a mac mini that is plugged on a TV via HDMI and to which I access via Screen Sharing. Recently (since the El Capitan upgrade?), when the remote computer goes to sleep or ...
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Screensharing slow, even over gigabit ethernet

When I connect from my laptop to my server with Apple Screen Sharing, it is extremely laggy, even over gigabit ethernet. Files copy at expected speeds (~100MB/s) but Screen Sharing is terribly slow. ...
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How do I enable an external display in Single User Mode via Terminal on a headless macbook?

I'm trying to troubleshoot video issues on macbook laptop with no display or a dead? display but can't see what I'm doing. I need a Terminal command to run 'blind' after I boot into Single User mode &...
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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...