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    Default Cube G4 ARD/VNC issue

    I have a Cube G4, 450mhz, 640MB / 80GB HD etc that I use as a dev server at work.

    VNC / ARD have been stuffed since day one, it's running ARD 3.1 and OS X 4.9. I have disable screen savers, sleep hard drive, energy saver the lot.

    Every now and again, ARD/VNC will just lock up. You can't get into this machine you can't control it, you can ping it, but until you do a restart you can't get in. Enabled SSH, and if you restart the ARD service it works fine also.

    I have a mac mini that works fine as a media center at work, I control it from my Quad. At home I use ARD to remote into all my machines at home, never had an issue like this at all...

    Any ideas / suggestions?

    I've done everything I can think of, including a reinstall... It's only a web server, so it's basically running nothing other than PHP/MYSQL etc etc

    If no one has any suggestions I'm going to put ubuntu or another linux distro on it and see how I go from there.

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    Not sure where to start with troubleshooting... I had a similar problem and installed VINE and it has run perfectly.


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    I've had ARD lock up, not sure what caused it.

    I agree with the idea of Linux - Ubuntu 7.04 if it's available in PPC would be excellent for web serving. If you're not happy with terminal-based administration, get the Debian version of Webmin and install it and you can use a web browser to manage it.
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    Thanks guys, yeah I had heard that some machines have some really random issues with ARD, I just never experienced it before, so it was a bit left field. Talk about random.!

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