Hi, I’ve used the OSXvnc-server tool for years. It works great – thank you.
I recently upgraded from OS X Tiger to Leopard, which (as you know) has broken the ability to use OSXvnc-server when no one has logged in yet. I read through the forums but couldn’t find a definite answer: is there any way around this besides logging in prior to starting OSXvnc?
The workflow I’ve always used is to first SSH into the Mac. Once in, OSXvnc is started with a command like “sudo /Applications/Vine\ Server.app/Contents/MacOS/OSXvnc-server -rfbport 5900 -maxdepth 8 -localhost”. I’ve never launched the Vine application and have always preferred using OSXvnc-server directly (probably mostly because I think I started using it before Vine even existed and it worked great, so Vine.app seemed extraneous). I’ve also always preferred to not have OSXvnc-server running if it wasn’t going to be used, so that’s why I like starting it manually. Maybe this is different than most other users.
Anyway, is it possible to still do this (start OSXvnc-server upon demand from the command line and manually kill it when it’s no longer needed)? And is there or will there be any way to start OSXvnc-server if the machine hasn’t been logged into?
Thanks a lot, and thanks for an incredibly useful piece of software.