I am running a Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 for a customer - and I rarely get physical access to it because the place is a residence and they don't want technicians there when the family is there, which is always... Recently, I have been getting this issue where both LogMeIn Free and APple Remote Desktop can't access the machine properly... I can get in via ssh, but I am not sure which process to kill to restore visual access. Whatever the issue is, it isn't limited to a single mode of access but affects both - almost as though the server all of a sudden realizes it has no monitor and therefore shouldn't have video...
The LogMeIn interface works fine - it just gives me a black screen. It goes through its motions and reports no errors, just the screen content is nothing but black.
ARD gives me a connection as well, but no window. In other words, I can hit the Control button with the machine in question selected, it supposedly opens the connection, reports no errors and even appears to be opening a window but it seems the window has dimensions 0 x 0 pixels and automatically closes - or simply doesn't display. If I access the Window menu, the machine in question is listed as having a window open although there is none.
Because this server handles the routing for the internal network and is also the gateway to the internet, I have to be extremely careful to make sure that it stays up or restarts cleanly or I have to go over there, which is not an option most of time.
Any input is much appreciated.