not completely booting to the desktop without a screen connected?

Simon Eigeldinger simon.eigeldinger at vol.at
Tue Mar 14 18:15:17 UTC 2017


Hi Pekka,

Thanks for the info.
So i might knock at gnome's door then.

Greetings,
Simon


Am 13.03.2017 um 10:48 schrieb Pekka Paalanen:
> On Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:48:59 +0100
> Simon Eigeldinger <simon.eigeldinger at vol.at> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I sent this message to the x server mailing list as well because i
>> figured out that the server doesn't start the desktop because of no
>> screen being connected.
>> so i am asking this on the wayland list as well.
>>
>> ------ Snip ------
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I am a blind person from austria.
>> I am using the computer often without a screen.
>> I figured out on many distros there are issues with the desktop without
>> a screen.
>> Seems the desktop isn't coming up when no screen is connected?
>> I read in the arch wiki that this is caused by the screen auto config
>> function of the server.
>> can that be worked around?
>> I wanted to install a system on a machine but the live dvd seems not to
>> come up because of this.
>> Is there something i can specify at boot? for example some parameters i
>> can enter at the boot menu?
>>
>> For people using no screen this is pretty frustrating.
>>
>> greetings and thanks for helping,
>> Simon
>>
>> ------ Snip ------
>>
>> In my opinion we need to get that working even without a screen.
>
> Hi,
>
> personally I can only offer a very short answer: it is up to each
> display server to support a case of no screens.
>
> In a Wayland-based desktop environment, it is literally up to the
> desktop environment project since they provide their own display
> servers, also known as Wayland compositors.
>
>
> Thanks,
> pq
>
>
>
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