Apple remote desktop + vnc 2008 September 16 18:25Posted by diamond in : Random , add a comment
I’ve been using Apple’s in-built VNC server for the past year or so to control the g4 powerbook we have hooked up to our tv. Unfortunately, the VNC server, which is part of Apple Remote Desktop, is a piece of shonky tat, and regularly crashes. This is ‘easily’ fixed by restarting the remote desktop service, except, of course, that requires going over to the machine, thereby defeating the entire purpose. Finally, after it crashed twice in 5 minutes, i was motivated (read: enraged) enough to spend the 45 mins or so necessary to hunt down a way of restarting the services remotely. And here, for the sanity of anyone else in the same situation, is the answer:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -restart -agent
As usual, trying to find documentation is like pulling teeth.