not completely booting to the desktop without a screen connected?

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 08:23:28 UTC 2017


IIRC  Weston also doesn't start if there is no input attached while Xorg
boots without issues.

That makes Weston not an ideal place for dumb clients connected to the
internet actively showing infos, ads, weather, alarms, through a screen but
not listening to any inputs.

Regards

On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 6:15 PM, Simon Eigeldinger <simon.eigeldinger at vol.at
> wrote:

> 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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