I purchased a Crossover Cable and connected my G4 to my eMac, yet nothing is happening. Guy at the store send software comes with computers to connect. What is my next step in being able to work on my G4 using the eMac monitor?
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Re: Network a G4 (OS 9) to a eMac (OS X)
Providing your G4 has its own monitor and both computers are up and running, the only thing you will be able to do with your crossover cable is file sharing, etc. You will be creating a LAN between the two.
OK - first, crossover cables let you network PCs together without a switch or router. I would strongly recommend returning the crossover cable and buying a router so that you can use both computers on the internet at the same time.
Second, the eMac monitor can not directly be used as a monitor for your G4 - it's not built that way. However, you can use Screen Sharing on OS X (if both have Leopard) or Apple Remote Desktop software (if you buy it) to remote control the G4 using the eMac.
You will DEFINITELY need a monitor on the G4 in order to set it up at all, so I hope you have that.
Keep in mind that you can buy, for less than $200, an LCD screen that is larger and better quality than the eMac, and it would leave the eMac useful as a second computer. Since the eMac is unlikely to work at all with Leopard, and you'd have to buy Apple Remote Desktop, you're going to spend less money by buying a separate screen for the G4.
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Insert your Mac OS disk and attempt a restart with the C key held down. It may be that your eMac isn't recognizing it's hardrive... You can launch disk utilties off the menu of the OS disk and try to remount your hardrive on your emac... See if this gets it back.
You SHOULD be able to control the monitor adjustments in os 10. In the Displays section of the System Preferences, look for the "geometry" tab. Under this tab you should be able to control width and height so your display fills the entire screen.
If you still can't find it, try adjusting the resolution and refresh rates. Also use the "detect displays" button.
Hi Sorry to hear you are having troubles,You will need a firewire 400 cableOK, first thing you must do is reboot the eMac in TARGET mode, this means it will be recognized as an external disk. To get the eMac in TARGET mode, you must be sure the eMac is turned OFF and has a functioning keyboard connected.Power on the eMac and very very rapidly press the ( T ) key on the keyboard, be sure the caps lock button is not pressed. If all goes well, you will see the firewire logo appear larger than life on the screen.( If you are unable to get into TARGET mode, it is highly probable that the mother board of the internal hard drive is damaged and preventing the eMac from entering TARGET mode, sorry, that's the end of the line..)Once you enter TARGET mode on the eMac, connect the firewire cable to your G4 PowerBook, you can do this either while it is running or when it is off and then turn it on.
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