Ubuntu Multimedia :: Start X Without Monitor Attached?

Apr 30, 2010

I have an Ubuntu Linux 10.04 installation which I would like to use via remote desktop. Everything works perfectly if I start the computer with a monitor attached. If I do not, X fails to start because it cannot find any screens.

How can I force X to start up without a monitor attached?

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Red Hat :: VNC Start Without A Monitor Attached?

Apr 28, 2010

I'm fairly new to RHEL but my boss has asked me to set him up a machine with RHEL 5.3 for some performance testing. He wants to access via VNC which isn't a problem as I've got that sorted.Problem is, the PC is sitting in the computer room with just the power and lan connections, no monitor etc. When I boot the PC with a monitor attached you can VNC into the server, but if I boot it without a monitor attached, VNC doesn't work?Any ideas how to get it so it always works when a monitor is not attached?[URL]

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May 1, 2010

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday on a headless home server. I use the server for a variety of purposes, and what I don't know how to do via SSH I've alway been able to do through VNC. However, since the upgrade vino-server will no longer run if there isn't a monitor attached. Before it used to start up without a problem. Even by attempting to run the server via SSH gives me a "could not load display" error. Summary: I need to get vino-server running at boot time on a server with Ubuntu 10.04, without a monitor attached.

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I have bought a new motherboard (MSI 785GT-E63). I already have an old CRT monitor connected to it. After I install a linux OS to it, my monitor will display that it is:

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Current frequency is 89Hz. The
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(around) 60-70Hz.

I would like to get this thing work. How can I let my CRT display properly?I was thinking of lowering down video frequency output of my motherboard, but I can't find any settings on my BIOS setup. Additional info:

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Mar 11, 2010

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Aug 11, 2010

I am using ATI HD3200 graphics card, and running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on a laptop. It have VGA port so I can attach external LCD monitor to the laptop. I am using fglrx driver.

My question is how should I configure the xorg.conf file so that when I attached external monitor, the GNOME menu bar (Applications, Places and System, etc) will be put on the external monitor instead of laptop LCD monitor.

I have checked varies web resource that saying you can drag and drop the GNOME menu bar to the new screen, it never worked. Someone also suggested to add new bar into the screen and GNOME will remember it, I can't even find the option to do that.

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since upgrading the squeeze kernel from 2.6.26-2-686 to 2.6.32-5-686 Iīve been unable to boot my HP D510S/845G without attached monitor. As this computer serves as router and print/faxserver, there is/was neither a monitor nor a keyboard/mouse attached. With monitor everything works fine, without monitor the computer hangs somewhere. Unfortunately it hangs without logging anything in /var/log.

Reinstalling xorg and xserver-xorg didnīt change anything, neither was the new xorg.conf from dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg of any use. (After booting with attached monitor I disconnected the monitor and ran dpkg-reconfigure) Maybe disabling Xorg would solve the problem, but I want to be able to log in via vnc and use a GUI - for example to configure mythtv. Up to the kernel-update everything was working fine, so I think some changes to the new kernel are responsible. how to fix it or how to start logging earlier in the boot process?

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Jun 2, 2010

I've put a fresh install of Fedora 13 x86_64 on my new server and I have it automatically log in to the gnome desktop so I can control it via VNC. However this only happens when there is a monitor physically connected when the computer boots. If there is no monitor present at boot time, there is no graphical session started, however I want it to start whether or not a monitor is present.

My hardware is a Zotac IONITX-G-E board (which has an Atom N330 and a NVidia ion chipset of some description). I'm using the Fedora default graphics driver (nouveau). Why doesn't it start a graphical session with no monitor, and is there any way to get Fedora to start one whether or not there is a monitor connected?

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May 14, 2010

I can''t make the machine booth when a monitor is NOT attached to the machine. The PC seems to get past the P.O.S.T with minimal HDD activity, and then it simply hangs there, doing nothing. I know Linux is not booted because the HDD flashes briefly only 3-4 times and then absolutely nothing. When a monitor is attached, everything works perfectly.

I read somewhere that this happend when GRUB tries to display graphics, so I edited the menu.lst and removed the graphics line within it, which causes GRUB to display a B/W clear-text boot-menu (when a monitor is attached), but the machine still won't boot with no monitor. I also edited inittab to boot to level 3, same outcome.

More Info:
~Welcome to First International Computer, Inc.~
OpenSuse 11.2 - Almost default install
Added SW: VNC and Squid (both active on Init 3 and 5
Boot Loader: GRUB

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Jul 25, 2010

I am running a server that is mostly headless, but does run the Gnome environment (I have ubuntu-desktop installed). I usually administer it via VNC over SSH. My problem is that when I reboot the system over SSH, the system fails to fully load the GUI, which prevents me from connecting via VNC (although SSH still works).

When I connected a monitor and rebooted, the system booted up fine. It appears that the GUI will not load without an attached monitor, which never happened before in previous Ubuntu versions. I do use many commands but prefer a GUI for certain tasks and visualization of my work since my system has the resources to spare. Running Lucid Lynx

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Mar 15, 2010

I am on ubuntu 9.04. I have nVidia 8500GT and I installed Warsow 0.5 today.When I start the game my monitor goes black with a message "Out Of Range"I can only hear the music.I tried hitting a few keys here and there and I could also hear the tutorial start.

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Jan 23, 2010

I use 2 monitors under Ubuntu 9.10, but I have them set up in a unique way. The primary (CRT) faces me on my desk, but the other (widescreen LCD) is turned away from me, because I use it only to watch movies from my couch. My video card is an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+, using the proprietary Nvidia driver package, with Xinerama turned on, so the desktop extends across both displays. Given that setup, is there any way to control which display applications open upon? Several apps have started opening on one display or the other, seemingly at random. Further, some apps start on the primary display, but open their subwindows on the secondary display. It's very annoying, because I can't see the second screen, so I can't drag the windows back to the primary desktop.

I would also like to have VLC Media Player (or any other app) always open on the secondary screen, on purpose. I almost never watch movies sitting at my desk, but rather from the couch. I placed a VLC launcher icon on the secondary screen, but when started it opens on the primary display. (If you're wondering how I can click on anything from my couch, I have a wireless mouse there in addition to the wired mouse at my desk. It's my "remote" since I don't have a TV. Xorg will quite happily support 2 or more mice simultaneously, I discovered.)

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Jul 21, 2010

I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto an external hard drive connected by USB to my laptop:

sdd partition
Windoze still resides on the box's internal hard drive:
sda2 partition

I also partitioned the internal hard drive so that I have a repository where my documents etc can be accessed by either linux or windoze:
sda3 partition (FAT32) I'm assuming that Grub is on the external drive somewhere - as is probably now the Windoze MBR. I'd like to be able to give my wife the ability to start the box (and boot into Windoze) when the external drive is not attached (so that she doesn't have to take the latter with her when she needs to be mobile with the computer). What do I need to do to move grub and the MBR back onto the laptop's internal drive? Or, I suppose: What do I need to do to obtain the functionality that I'm looking for? I'm getting somewhat more comfortable with the command line but, I still need a bit of hand-holding

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Mar 24, 2011

I have been using Linux and Ubuntu only since the last two months on my (2006) Sony Vaio VGN A617S laptop which is going pretty well on Ubuntu 10.10. When installing Ubuntu audio did get installed alright, and the speakers on the laptop itself are working well even now with the right drivers (snd-hda-intel) for the Realtek ALC260 soundcard.

My problem is when laptop is docked to the A/V docking station (I have seen it referred as a port replicator as well - the model number is VGP-PRAV2), with its two external speakers. And these were not on when Ubuntu was being installed. What is interesting is the headphones jack on the laptop does work when the docking station does not. I have been trying hard and have already tried quite a few things I saw to be related issues, like:

a) adjustments to some IEC958 in alsamixer
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Jun 29, 2010

Currently I have two 1920x1080 screens running in Twinview on my Geforce 275 graphics card. Want I want to do is a quick simple way of disabling my secondary monitor when playing video games or using xbmc to watch movies, etc. I've tried a few applets but they require the xandr function which I think Nvidia doesn't support.

Is there a way to disable this quickly other than loading up nvidia-settings and disabling the monitor everytime. I don't really want to use two seperate x sessions and xinerama due to the fact you can't use compositing.

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Jun 17, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor - Now System Won't Start Up

Feb 9, 2010

I think I have caused a big problem with my laptop running Ubuntu 9.04, and I now can't get it to load up properly at all. It was when I was trying to change the screen resolution of my external monitor.

I'll try to recall exactly what I did...

I connected the external monitor and then turned the laptop on. The laptop worked fine, and the external monitor worked fine. The only problem was that the resolution on the external monitor was poor (it was the same resolution as on the laptop screen).

I went to system>preferences>Display

I removed the tick from mirror screens

Then I selected the external monitor and changed its resolution to the maximum setting. At this point a message popped up, but now I can't remember exactly what it said - I just clicked OK.

Both screens went all black, and I couldn't undo whatever I'd done.

I've now tried switching the computer off again and on again. If the external monitor is NOT connected when I switch the computer on then the laptop doesn't load up - I get the little Ubuntu symbol to start with, but then the screen just goes black.

If the external monitor IS connected then it takes me to the screen where I get to choose which OS to boot. If I boot normally then I see the ubuntu symbol and then it goes black. If I choose recovery mode then it does some recovery and then it takes me to a command line. So I can see all of my files.

Sometimes it does something different when I switch it on and an error message appears on the laptop screen. But the screen is so fuzzy that I can't see what it says. I click on OK (I guess it says OK...) and it takes me to another error message - but I can't seem to get any further.

So that's the problem. If anyone can help me I will be very grateful. I'm actually not that intested in getting the external monitor to work - it's much more important that I undo whatever change I've made so that the laptop works properly again.

I think the important thing is that I can get to the command line, so I should be able to make any necessary change there.

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Ubuntu :: X Doesn't Start If No Monitor Plugged

May 11, 2010

The computer is used as a server and I connect remotely on it with VNC. It has no monitor. It was working fine until I upgraded to Lucid. Now, it only works with a basic vesa driver (800x600 max res). The log says:

NVIDIA(0): No display devices found for this X screen.
Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

If I plug a monitor, it work fines. Is there a way to disable monitor detection?

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May 13, 2010

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Jun 18, 2010

I have a system I use as a file server running Ubuntu 10.04. I don't have a screen hooked up to this system. When this system reboots, if there is no screen, X wont start on it. This then prevents me from using VNC to get to the desktop.If a monitor is plugged in at the time it boots, then everything works, and I can then remove the monitor. But moving this monitor between computers and crawling under desks is not enjoyable.How can I fix this so X starts on boot even when no monitor is plugged in?The error I get in /var/log/Xorg.log* looks like this:

grep -EnC2 "EE|WW|fatal|error" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
331- (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0


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Oct 12, 2010

I was thinking to do my music producing completely on linux and found a plethora of good tools for it. The thing is I have two monitors and instead of launching manually every little app each time I feel creative, I want to make a script that launches all my favorite apps.

So long I have written this little bash script:


#Start my audio programs for music production
(qjackctl --start)&
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So what it does is that it starts the jack server, then hydrogen and lastly ardour2. The thing is that I want hydrogen to start in the second monitor but don't know how. I have devilspie but I didn't have any luck on finding some command to choose display. I am aware of the --display flag that some programs have like firefox but hydrogen doesn't have it. Btw I use a different X server on each screen. is there a universal way to launch ANY kind of program on a specific display?

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I've tried pinging it but it doesn't respond when no monitor is plugged in. meaning it's not even booting correctly.

I'd like to know what the problem is and how to fix it. And I'd really appreciate any help in diagnosing the problem. I just don't know where to start.

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Feb 27, 2010

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Oct 12, 2010

I finally decided to replace my monitor. I got a HANNspree HF225 with a native resolution of 1920x1080.

Alas, my Ubuntu 8.04 only allows me to select the 1400x1050 (50Hz) as the highest resolution.

I tried using gksudo displayconfig-gtk, to no avail. (yes, I also tried selecting Generic LCD display 1920x1080).

The strange thing is the monitor itself (via its OSD information) says it is running 1680x1050 (at H: 65.6KHz V: 60.3Hz).

Clearly, Ubuntu 8.04 can't see the real hardware capabilities of my system. My graphics card is "nVidia Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 LE] (rev a1)". I know it is capable of delivering the 1920x1680 because it has been previously driving 1920x1600 on a DELL P1110.

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