I have a late 2.2ghz c2d Macbook Pro running OS X Leopard (latest release I believe) which recently had the LCD go out on me several months ago and then just a few weeks ago the display out stopped working for me. I plan to get a new mac (repair costs aren't worth it since it's a logic board issue) but if possible I'd like to use this as a server or something just for crunching h.264 files or something of the sort. Anyway I've been trying to connect to it from an iBook G4 i had lying around (ibook running 10.5.8) via my LAN. Both computers are connected to my LAN, I found out the LAN IP of my Macbook Pro and my iBook sees it under the "sharing" tab in the finder on my iBook. I'm able to "connect" and view all the files of the Macbook Pro but when I click "share screen" just a black window pops up? A few minutes ago it was asking for my username and password for connecting but it always seemed to fail. I am confident in what the password was so I'm not sure what's up? I'd like to eventually install a USB display adapter on my macbook pro so I can use it on a monitor if need be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, this is giving me a headache.. PS: I know that the macbook pro is logged in because when I press the volume buttons I hear the standard sound effect OS X has for increasing/decreasing volume.