Restart Mac mini without a keyboard

fb-guyfb-guy Member
Is there any way to re-start or power on a Mac mini without a keyboard -- without turning off password protection at power on?

The way I have set my system up, I have to enter my password from the keyboard before Vine Server starts up.

Thanks for the help.


  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    Well, if you have password protection then I think all of the built-in abilities to reboot will require that you authenticate. I suppose you could have your password in a text file where you copy and paste it into a field, but you will need to authenticate.

    The only other option I can come up with is to plug your mini into an IP addressable power supply and then you can bounce him by turning on/off the power plug (and yeah that might be a lot more complexity than you are looking for).
  • I guess is will be easy to just turn off the password. Thanks.
  • The Mac is now autobooting without a password, but I cannot get Vine Server to auto launch. I think it has something to do with permission and/or Keychain, but it will not launch until is authorize the System Server -- which means using the keyboard.

    Thanks for any help on this.
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    Vine Server 3.0 has a small bug if it is set as a Login Item AND set to "hide". This if fixed for 3.1 (and in the Beta if you want to download it) or you can just disable the Hide.
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