Mirror Macbook Air screen to iMac G5?

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  1. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    Could anyone suggest me a screen mirroring app that works both on a 2014 Macbook Air and a 2004 iMac G5, please?

    Thanks, Alex
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    @alex.marton Are you trying to access and control the MacBook Air from the iMac G5?
     
  3. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I'll check it out later! :)
     
  6. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you might use VNC for screensharing - or you can use "teleport" http://abyssoft.com/software/teleport/ to run MacBook and iMac G4 side by side...
     
  7. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! :) These sound great! :)
     
  8. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    TeamViewer7 is another choice in exchange for VNC.
    It would be great to use vnc/TeamViewer&teleport together:
    MBA(1st desktop):for local work at the MBA
    MBA(2nd desktop: for screensharing to the iMacG4
    With teleport you might use KB/Touchpad of the MBA on both screens.
    Don't know, if this is really possible...
     
  9. Hack5190, Dec 3, 2015
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    Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    If your looking to control multiple desktops with a single keyboard & mouse try Synergy (https://github.com/synergy/synergy & http://synergykm.com/) - it works with multiple operating systems! I'm using it to control a PPC G5 w/Leopard, Win XP & Win-7 from Yosemite.

    Your first search hit will likely be the commercial version, keep looking - it is available both compiled and as source code for free (ie: not pirated / cracked).

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: See new information in this post.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Just use the screen sharing built into OS X. ;)
     
  11. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    The best solution is dependent on what alex.marton needs. VLC and Synergy provide a different solution - each well suited to a particular (but different) need / situation.

    Built in screen sharing (aka: VLC - post #4 by mikiotty) displays the remote machines video in a local window while sharing the mouse and keyboard. Synergy (and teleport) simply share your mouse and keyboard, the video is not brought local.

    It's good to have choices :apple:
     
  12. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently Teleport seems not to work in combination of El Capitan and Leopar/PPC.
    I'm using ScreenSharing/Teleport with a combination of two intel-iMacs which works seamless (i3/ElCapitan and c2d"white"/Lion).
    When I tried to figure out how Teleport would run with a combination MacBook2008(Yosemite) and iBookG4(Leopard) I failed on getting Teleport connecting both devices.
    Same with Synergy.
    I'm gonna check Teleport and Synergy later only trying to connect two PPC devices ...
    @Hack5190: which version and magic do you use to make Synergy work on your G5 work properly?
     
  13. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. :) I have tried Screen Recycler and VNC, and those turned out to be the best ones. They work slow, though. That's the only problem. I will try TeamViewer 7 later today, to see if it works. :D

    I thought that was only available on Intel Macs? :):confused:
     
  14. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Synergy with Leopard (PPC) and Yosemite almost every day. It's a bit quirky to configure, what kind of issues are you having?
     
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    Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a old PPC version of TeamViewer floating around. I used it for a little while and although it seems to work fine, it keeps filling up the logs with constant errors.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Screen sharing has been an option inside the Sharing pane inside System Preferences on OS X systems since at least OS X 10.2.

    My preference is VNC however since it works cross platform and across the internet (if you open ports). Standard screen sharing will work over the internet as well, but getting it to work cross platform is a hassle.

    You also have to have a user account logged in. With OSX VNC you can load the VNC server as a service on boot. This is ideal if you run a Mac headless (without a video card).
     
  17. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    You can download TeamViewer7 directly from their homepage. Look for older versions - Ver.7 is the latest to run on Leopard/PPC.
     
  18. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    I've installed the feasible version of SynergyKM on both systems. The MB2008/ElCapitan gave me an error message before installation was complete, but the entry in the preference pane seemed to work as is was meant to do.
    When I try to connect both devices (MB=server/KB; iBook/PPC=client) I constantly get the error message that the server/host rejects the client.
    What do you mean with "quirky to configure"?
     
  19. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    bobesch: Attached are screen shots of the Synergy control panel from my G5. Looking in the directory where I save all installs the PPC DMG is named 'SynergyKM-1.0b7-Installer.dmg'. Also in that directory were links to the following websites:

    http://synergykm.com/ (the source for the above mentioned dmg)
    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071206002748959 ("Make Synergy keyboard sharing work in 10.5")

    1.jpg
    2.jpg 3.jpg
     
  20. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Many thanks for your help!
    The above settings and version-numbers are identical to those ones I can see on my iBookG4.
    The iBook even can find the server and starts to connect with the MB2008/ElCapitan but is rejected somewhere in the procedure of handshaking (at the MB's SynergyKM window there's also a message about rejecting the iBook).
    I think it's a matter of ElCapitan not supporting SynergyKM yet :(
    Never mind ... for the iBookG4 lokal hotspot plus screen/file-sharing are the critical functions (to connect two iBookG4 at meetings with one iBook sitting next to the beamer).
    At home Synergy(KM) is really wellcome as a now alternative for teleport for two iMacs sitting side by side.
    Many thanks again!
     
  21. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    bobesch: below is a copy of the config file from my MacBook (keyboard & mouse host) - maybe it will help.

    Code:
    # Generated automatically by SynergyKM (http://www.synergykm.com)
    section: screens
        MacBook-Pro.local:
        Power-Mac-G5:
            halfDuplexCapsLock = false
            super = super
            alt = alt
            ctrl = ctrl
            halfDuplexNumLock = false
            shift = shift
            halfDuplexScrollLock = false
    end
    
    section: aliases
        MacBook-Pro.local:
        Power-Mac-G5:
    end
    
    section: links
        MacBook-Pro.local:
            left = Power-Mac-G5
        Power-Mac-G5:
            right = MacBook-Pro.local
    end
    
    section: options
        relativeMouseMoves = true
        screenSaverSync = false
    end
    
     
  22. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Many thanks for the config-file. I'll give it a try as soon as possible ...:rolleyes:
     
  23. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    FYI: I've switched from SynergyKM on my server (MacBook running Yosemite) to Synergy.

    The interface for Synergy is not as fancy (as SynergyKM) but it supports a synergy.conf file. In addition SynergyKM was filling my log with "unknown quartz event type: 0x1e" error messages. Although the same error is produced in Synergy (visible in the Synergy console) they are not being sent to the system logs.

    No change's were made to the PowerPC, it is still the client running SynergyKM.

    More info on Synergy is available here (http://synergy-project.org/) and the current version is available for a fee. Or you can download a older version for free from http://www.afterdawn.com/software/system_tools/misc_system_tools/synergy_mac.cfm
     

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