What problem fit-Headless solves?
On Mac Mini Server
- Screen sharing on a Mac Mini Server that has no display attached (headless) is low-resolution and slow.
On a headless PC
- One of the key requirements in using a PC without a display attached (headless PC) is remote desktop access, but in many cases configuring the headless PC to support high resolution remote desktop proves to be so challenging that sometimes users connect a display to the PC just to be able to have remote desktop access!
How fit-Headless solves the problem?
- fit-Headless is a small, low-cost HDMI plug that emulates a high resolution display. Once plugged, the Mac Mini / PC detects a connected display and enables the GPU. With the GPU enabled, screen-sharing / remote desktop access can work in high resolution.
Does fit-Headless help in running a headless Intel NUC?
Yes. See for example http://www.vfrank.org/2015/04/28/running-the-intel-nuc-headless-with-vmware-esxi/
fit-Headless solves a problem known as "AMT/vPro blank screen", see http://www.tekhead.org/blog/2015/05/
Supported resolutions on fit-Headless emulators
Under different OS (Windows, OSX and Linux) available resolutions may vary. Available resolutions depend on OS, display driver and GPU capabilities.
The below programmed EDID resolutions given for reference only (may be overridden by OS/GPU/driver):
|fit-Headless||fit-Headless 4K||fit-Headless GS|
How can I get more resolutions with fit-Headless 4K on OSX?
To unleash the full potential of fit-Headless 4K under OSX we recommend the freeware utility "Display Menu" available on iTunes App Store. In most cases fit-Headless 4K will support up to 30 different resolutions:
Please also see the explanations and notes on fit-pc website:
Google+ page that shows the resolutions related to OSX operation:
SwitchResX is a tool for Apple computers to take control of any screen connected to the Mac. No matter whether a MacBook Screen, an external monitor, a Retina display, a TV set or a beamer: SwitchResX can handle them all – if you want, straight from the menubar, a contextual menu or both.
Can I increase refresh rate?
Maybe, but it has no meaning. fit-Headless is connected to the host that streams the desktop through the network to the client PC.
- The screen refresh rate the user is seeing is defined by the client, not the host.
- The actual refresh rate of the host-remote-desktop-window is limited by the network capabilities and not by the host refresh rate.