: Headless PowerBook G4 867


Niteshooter
Apr 11th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Ok, so being cheap I dug out an old PowerBook G4 867 that had it's monitor torn off. Hinges and cable kaput basically but base is good. Hooked it up to an external LG 19' wide monitor via a DVI cable.

So to make a long story short, I need to take an old G4 500mhz DP offline due to space and power use issues and replace it with another OS9 based Mac. I need to run on older version of FirstClass server...

Anyhow I set up this 867 to run OS 9 and the first time I boot it no problem was able to use the monitor switch on the KB to get at the main desktop. I tried to make an adjustment to the monitors control panel and locked everything up. Upon reboot can't get back into the primary desktop. I can boot with an OS9 PowerBook install disk and swap back and forth no problem.

Tried zapping the pram several times, nothing...

Ok I'm stumped....

Is there another KB command to reset or swap monitors that I'm not remembering?

Thanks

Kevin