I vant kontrol, total kontrol...
February 2, 2010 12:12 PM Subscribe
OS X - I have a PPC mini running Tiger 10.4.11 and my new iMac is running SL 10.6.2. There is not enough room on my desk for two monitors, two keyboards/mice etc. I need to control my mini entirely through the iMac. How do I do this?
posted by VikingSword to Computers & Internet (18 answers total)
The mini and the new iMac are on the same router (both wired).
I think target mode merely turns the mini into a hard drive, so that's out.
KVM switches not an option - flaky plus bluetooth trouble (new iMac keyboard and magic mouse, both wireless).
I can't do screen sharing because the mini doesn't support that (Tiger 10.4.11). I don't want to upgrade the mini to Leopard, cause that runs slower than molasses on PPC (and SL won't run on PPC at all). I like Tiger 10.4.11 on my PPC mini, it's rock solid.
Right now I'm trying VNC - Chicken of the VNC + Bonjour (I've done JollysFastVNC, but it doesn't perform any better and costs $40 these days).
Chicken is making me lose my mind - not only is everything incredibly sloooow, but worse, when using the mouse I don't have the right click (just doesn't work) for some reason on the mini when I access it through the iMac Chicken (control + left click doesn't work either), and that's 100% unacceptable. Btw. I'm on cable internet, fast connection, both computers are wired to the same router and get good speeds on their own.
I am aware of the existence of something called Apple Remote Desktop (which I can get ahold of), but I have no idea if this is going to be an improvement at all (never used it).
What are my options? How can I control my Tiger PPC mini entirely from my SL iMac, and do it with speed and ease (Chicken is not cutting it)?