Monthly Archives: July 2012

It Works!

After installing apache on the system for the first time, there will be an index.html file in your /var/www folder (Debian systems). The file is also located somewhere such as /usr/share/apache2/default-site/index.html. When displayed the content looks like this: It works! This is the default web page for this server. The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet. The content for the file is as follows: <html><body><h1>It works!</h1> <p>This is the default web page for this server.</p> <p>The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.</p> </body></html>

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Using Apple Remote Desktop On Mac OSX – Tutorial

Here is a brief tutorial on using Remote Desktop On Mac OS X Now there are sort of two “flavors of Remote Desktop” Remote Desktop Connection for Mac The first is for connecting to a PC / Windows Box from a Mac and it is called “Remote Desktop Connection” and has a file name Remote Desktop Connection.app All I’m going to say about this one is where to download it, because you probably already know how to use it (and there are a lot of guides out there). Apple Remote Desktop The Second is Called “Apple Remote Desktop” or “Apple Remote Desktop 3.5” and has a file name Remote Desktop.app This is the one we’ll be focusing on. The first step is to download it. The web page is here which is basically a link to the App Store. It costs about $80. After you download / install Using Apple Remote Desktop you will have a Remote Desktop management screen that looks something like this: Next, on the remote computers you want to observe / manage / control you will need to install the Apple Remote Desktop Client (version 3.5.3 linked). After installing the client on the remote machine, make sure to also set the remote desktop / remote management “Sharing” preferences in System Preferences: Now on your management computer you should see the remote computer show up in the Scanner tab of Remote Desktop – at this point you can “add it” so that it will show up in … Continue reading

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Lion: Set External Display As Primary

Instructions for setting an external monitor as the primary display on Mac OS X Lion. First – open Displays Preference Pane Next, choose the “Arrangement” tab The key here is that you need to drag the white bar from one of the displays to the other one as shown in the screen shot below:

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