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Offline velvetcave

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Keyboard startup
« on: March 22, 2022, 11:35:33 AM »
Hello,
I've a G4 MDD (FW400) with os9.1 and I'd like to be able to get it to start up remotely. I've heard that with some Macs it's possible to start up from the keyboard. Anyone know if this is possible with the G4?
Thanks

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Re: Keyboard startup
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2022, 02:10:35 PM »
While there have been some Macs with power buttons on the kbd, the MDD is not one of them.
There is a "soft power" line in the ADC display circuit. The ADC-connected Studio and Cinema displays had a slick touch-sensitive power button on the front. So, solution: Find and buy a Cinema Display.

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Re: Keyboard startup
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 12:47:48 AM »
Nice info GaryN !


@velvetcave
About starting up from keyboard, I shared a (french) link that explain the "trick": 
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,2408.msg45738.html#msg45738

About remote boot, maybe we can check Wake-on-LAN by putting the G4 in sleep mode ...  but there are some things to checks as read here:
https://www.dssw.co.uk/sleepcentre/t/wake-on-lan-on-os-9-2-2.html

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Re: Keyboard startup
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 01:53:06 AM »
one could extend the cables of the G4s power button, lead it out and mount the whole button device on the table.

beein doing that with the the volume potentiometer of a hifi amp in my first studio. ;)
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Re: Keyboard startup
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2022, 09:59:38 AM »
Thanks all!
one could extend the cables of the G4s power button, lead it out and mount the whole button device on the table.

beein doing that with the the volume potentiometer of a hifi amp in my first studio. ;)

That's my plan B! I have a couple of spares I could use to avoid butchering my workhorse too much.
While there have been some Macs with power buttons on the kbd, the MDD is not one of them.
There is a "soft power" line in the ADC display circuit. The ADC-connected Studio and Cinema displays had a slick touch-sensitive power button on the front. So, solution: Find and buy a Cinema Display.
That sounds like it, there's one in St Neots for 50, perfect. Cheers GaryN

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Re: Keyboard startup
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2022, 10:59:26 AM »
Most of my DAW stuff is in the next room behind a wall and even though I have to go in there to fire up the interfaces and drives it still feels kinda kool to start the QS from the keyboard! Love it!!!haha! ;D

 


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