[X Servers] Server Monitor can't connect [fixed]

Marcel Hochuli mhochuli at a-f.ch
Fri Aug 6 03:35:38 PDT 2004

Hi James

I had the very same problem yesterday while installing Mac OS X Server 
10.3.3 on a new Xserve G5. I never had 10.3.3 Installer CDs before and 
I never had the same problem before (I installed almost 30 Xserve so 

Which was your install procedure? Directly on Xserve with keyboard and 
monitor, remotely with Server Assistant on another system or the server 
attached via FireWire to another system?

I did the last. I connected the Xserve via FireWire on my PowerBook and 
installed it that way. It could be, that the installer removed the 
missing line from watchdog.conf as it is intelligently determining that 
the PowerBook is not supporting hwmond.

That's my consideration. We would know it more exactly, if you tell us 
how you installed it.


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Am 12 Apr 2004 13:09:46 -0700 schrieb James Bucanek:

> James Bucanek wrote on Sunday, March 28, 2004:
>> I'm having the darnest time with Server Monitor (OS X Server 10.3.3 + 
>> XServe G5).
>> Everything seems to be working just fine, except that the Server
>> Monitor application won't work.  I either get the status "Waiting for
>> response" or "User name or password is incorrect" (they're not).
> For what it's worth, I finally figured out what my problem was.  The 
> hwmond daemon wasn't running.
> From a discussion in the Apple X Server forum, I added the line
>     hwmond:respawn:/usr/sbin/hwmond # Hardware Monitor daemon
> to the /etc/watchdog.conf file. Now Server Monitor works!
> Note that this was a clean install (twice!) of OS X 10.3.3.  Why 
> wouldn't hwmond be included in this file (or wherever it belongs)?
> ______________________________________________________
> James Bucanek       < mailto:privatereply at gloaming.com >

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