After I changed the batteries of my wireless keyboard of my iMac i5 the keyboard does not connect anymore.
I want to log on to my system, but of course I need to provide a password.
I tried several on/off methods, reboots, exchanging batteries again and so forth. Nothing did work.
Now I thought of hacking into my own system. This is a real challenge. The following services are running on my iMac:
-SSH is off -telnetd is off +apache listens on port 80 +SMB sharing is activated with access to the Users folder
I thought of activating auto-login or the soft-keyboard (onscreen keyboard) somewhere in my Users folder. But I bet most of the files (.bashrc for instance) are getting invoked AFTER the login has happened. There is a folder in the Users folder called .ssh where a file known_hosts resides. I added the Windows notebook from where I am trying to connect but since sshd is not running I am out of luck. Help!
Please don't recommend to buy a corded keyboard, that's cheating and furthermore stores don't open in the next 9 hours and I need to gain access now.
Another idea that just crossed my mind is to boot into Linux and access the Mac filesystem from there. That would work. Unfortunately I need a Linux on an USB drive since the Mac OS X CD is stuck inside the Superdrive. Of course you can only eject that with the not working wireless keyboard. It's a mess.