[racket] Off topic: OS X desktop

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 2 16:06:23 EDT 2011

Given how this machine is going to be part of the build process and making
installers and other such things maybe it would be best to just plug it in
to a monitor (and then still use vnc)?


On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Carl Eastlund <cce at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> I sat down with Eli earlier and took a look at what was going on.
> It's quite perplexing.  He did everything right to switch his
> background, but no matter what he clicked, the actual background
> wouldn't change.  Eventually, by changing resolution, he was able to
> get it to a solid blue, but then he was apparently stuck with that
> instead.  Our best guess was that OS X does not deal well with VNC
> displays that have no corresponding physical monitor.
> Eli, I forget, did you try the "Detect Displays" button at any point?
> If you haven't, that might sync up the OS with the fact that a virtual
> display is now connected, when it wasn't at boot-up.
> Carl Eastlund
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> On my machine, the apple menu has a system preferences menu item which
>> a window with a "desktop and screen saver" icon which has a "solid
>> thing to click on. Does that not wok for you?
>> Robby
>> On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>>> Sorry for the off-topic question, but does anyone have an idea why an
>>> OS X machine refuses to change its desktop?
>>> (Clicking any image doesn't do anything.  I always have that "Aurora"
>>> which is colorful enough to make a VNC session painful.)
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