Problems running the AppleTV G1 Headless

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by CraigL2112, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. CraigL2112 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to run the AppleTV (gen1) headless.. ie: without video attached. For me, the status light turns amber and stays solid a minute or so after booting the device.

    If I plug the HDMI cable back in and restart.. it comes up fine.

    Is there an SSH command I could issue to make it kickstart the GUI without having any video attached? I don't have it jailbroken right now (it's currently on factory v3.0.2) but it would be no problem if that's what it takes....

    Thanks in advance!

    -Craig
     
  2. 87vert macrumors 6502

    87vert

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  3. CraigL2112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats kind of ghetto.. but I like it. I could deal with having to lug a small TV into the room where the AppleTV will live every time we lose power to get it fired up...

    Thanks a ton!

    -Craig
     
  4. 87vert macrumors 6502

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    you don't actually need to connect a tv, just the connector, it probably just shorts two pins on the HDMI connection so if you found out what pins need shorted then you could just have a little jumper instead of the whole connector. May be more work than its worth though. LOL
     

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