maybe xorg server?: gnome is not starting without a screen connected?
simon.eigeldinger at vol.at
Sat Mar 11 18:11:24 UTC 2017
Hi Eric and all,
I guess we need to get that implemented into the server itself.
Because contacting all the distros might be to difficult. that might be
a workaround but i think we need to get that fixed.
Am 11.03.2017 um 14:06 schrieb Eric Gunther:
> On Fri, 2017-03-10 at 20:52 +0100, Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> come up because of this.
>> Is there something i can specify at boot? for example some parameters
>> can enter at the boot menu?
>> For people using no screen this is pretty frustrating.
>> greetings and thanks for helping,
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> As a somewhat amature user of X, I spent some time last night looking
> at info on this. I think you want a 'headless' setup. Although in
> your case I am not sure this is appropriate. Often people will login
> to a machine like this over the internet via ssh. So you need another
> computer to login to the 'headless' one.
> What I found is that you probably have to modify xorg.conf or 10
> -monitor.conf in the /etc/X11/ and /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directories
> respectively. This does not seem like a good soultion, particularly in
> the case of a liveDVD.
> I think the best solution would be to email a maintainer of the liveDVD
> or support for the distribution that your trying to use, whether it be
> forum, mailing list, or irc(chat).
> Have a good day,
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