start Xserver with disconnected display

Paul Menzel paulepanter at
Wed Apr 22 02:38:17 PDT 2009

Dear list,

if I understand it correctly the Xserver does not start, if it finds no
connected display. At least it is this way for the intel driver I

Is there an option to disable this autodetection and start up
nevertheless if the parameters for the display are provided via

Would such an option have to be implemented for the Xserver or each
video driver seperately?



¹ It gets checked for example in i830_crt.c

static xf86OutputStatus i830_crt_detect(xf86OutputPtr output)

and returns XF86OutputStatusConnected or XF86OutputStatusDisconnected.
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