maybe xorg server?: gnome is not starting without a screen connected?

Eric Gunther egunther at warwick.net
Sat Mar 11 18:44:27 UTC 2017


On Sat, 2017-03-11 at 19:11 +0100, Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Greetings,
> Simon
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> > > 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
> > > 
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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,
> > 
> > eg
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> 
Hi Simon,


I think you may have misunderstood.  The proper (As far as I know) way
to set up when having dificulties is with the configuration files.  As
far as contacting all the distros, I was going to ask;  which liveDVD
are you trying to run?  In any event I was saying that you should
probably talk to the maintainer/support/community of that* distro. 
 Also I think it is unlikely, but probably not impossible, to issue
parameters at boot that will assist you.

Greetings,

Eric Gunther


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