Ubuntu :: Server Boot - Doesn't Start-up Unless A Monitor Was Plugged In
Jul 19, 2011
I have an old computer (Pentium 4) without a monitor. To make the most of it I installed Ubuntu server on it and have been using it for almost a year. A couple of months ago I don't really recall what I did but since then it doesn't start-up unless a monitor was plugged in.
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.
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?
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
I am trying to build a media pc, and successfully so till this one little/big problem. I want to be able to turn on my tv, and pc, and have the pc display onto the TV. Ports used are HDMI(pc)->HDMI(HDTV)
But for some reason Ubuntu will not fully load with just the TV plugged in (all i get is a black screen, not even a "no signal" message).Once a LCD monitor is plugged into the VGA port. Then I see a glossy white Ubuntu symbol on the LCD monitor. Then the Ubuntu loading screen appears on both the LCD monitor AND the TV. in mirror mode. And I can see the desktop on both monitor AND TV.
I am using an ATI RAEDON HD 4200 chipset that is on the mobo. I have downloaded the proprietary drivers and installed them. A few things I have tried are the instructions on this page, finding my modeline using a modeline calculator and also going off of a suggestion from a thread on this website, stripping down my xorg file so that the Xserver would autodetect it. Which i think I did wrong because after that, it wouldn't display on TV at all.
I have connected (sata cable I mean) the drive where I have got my Ubuntu installation to another pc with windows 7 64 bits (but I think that 32 and 64 doesn't make difference). Windows 7 doesn't boot. So I thought it may be some kind of issue with the hard drive itself (but the drive is healthy), anyway I have plugged one drive from one NAS (you know, NAS drives are linux partitioned and formatted).Same result: windows 7 doesn't boot.
Windows 7 boot sequence hangs and at the next boot prompts "Repair windows installation" "Boot windows normally" (and obviously none of the options works)
Looks really like that Windows 7 doesn't boot if any linux partitioned and formatted drive is present.
For about the past month I have been having a very frustrating problem When I boot the system with the ethernet cable attached it acts as if the cable is unplugged even though the connection light is litWhen I boot the system with the ethernet cable disconnected and wait until it boots all the way to gnome and then plug in the cable everything works fine
It's installed as a mobile broadband connection. Only works if my phone is plugged in during boot, otherwise plugging in my phone does nothing. For example, I booted my netbook earlier today but my phone wasn't plugged in. Tethering did not work, it just acts as if it isn't present. I rebooted (with my phone still attached) and now tethering magically works.
I'm configuring a new Centos 5.5 server in replacement of an old W2K server.The topology of our network is simple : one file/dhcp/dns relay server and workstations (PC's and some MAC's) plus network printers and scanners.All the workstations have dynamic IP addresses (easier because a lot of 'dynamic' changes : new persons with their own laptop, ...) and the server and printers/scanners have fixed IP addresses.I edited the dhcpd.conf (see here underneath), I have the file dhcpd.leases but it doesn't start !
I have an Asus eee901 netbook and it's got an Intel 945 graphics card. If I boot it up, log in, attach an external monitor and then open the Display Settings dialog the screen goes black and the laptop appears to crash. Leaving it for a minute or two does nothing.
However, if I boot up with the external monitor attached then I can open the Display Settings dialog and configure both screens.
This is quite annoying as I've got to reboot if I want to connect an external monitor.
Additionally, if booted with the monitor attached and I choose a configuration where the width of the combined screens is greater than 2048, the screens go black and the same lock up appears to occur. Could it be that the Display Settings dialog isn't checking for the maximum display width the driver supports and is then crashing in both scenarios?
I have an Nvidia card and I am using ubuntu 10.04. Before installing the ubuntu nvidia restricted drivers, the boot screen with the ubuntu logo would cover the entire display area of the monitor. But now, after installing the Nvidia driver and fixing the display resolution of the boot screen with the Plymouth fix, the boot screen doesn't expand to fit the entirety of the monitor display area. How can I fix this? There is a good 2 inch off from either side of the display while booting.
I've been troubleshooting a friends computer and we've pretty well hit a brick wall. The issue at hand is the video card will not output properly. To be specific, it's an NVidia card with both DVI and VGA ports. We want it to output via the VGA and ignore the DVI because there's nothing plugged in there (the monitor we want to use doesn't support DVI). At any rate, the only time we can get the VGA to work is when we have another monitor plugged into the DVI port and dual head the system. When we do this it also adds an extra "Unknown Monitor" to the display panel. When we just use the DVI the extra "monitor" disappears. now we don't want to have monitor sitting here useless just so we can use the vga out, but there seems little else to do. We tried installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers through the software manager and yum and it failed both ways.
This is really frustrating because it seems like it should be such a simple thing but nothing works. Does anyone else have similar issues? is there something i can do to fix this? I apologize if i've not provided enough info, but ask and i'll post anything you need to diagnose.
I've recently made clean install to Lucid, and now Boot splash doesn't appear at start up. Only black screen appears and after that login window comes. However, boot-splash appears at shut-down and also in LiveCD.
I have Ubuntu 10.10 with timeoutd-1.5-10.1ubuntu1 installed. It used to work up until a couple of weeks ago. The /etc/rc*.d/S20timeoutd pointers are there, but timeoutd does not show in ps aux|grep timeoutd after a boot. Neither dmesg nor syslog show any sign of an attempted start-up or a failure.
If I manually /etc/init.d/timeoutd start it does run and do it's job. Unfortunately our teenager has discovered that a reboot makes it go away.
I'm new in Ubuntu, and my machine is a HP laptop. I got 2 problems. Currently I'm using 10.04 LTS edition.
1. I plugin my iphone then start my machine, it/ubuntu froze at splash screen. But I can get in recovery mode and boot, then use startx to start the desktop. I wanna know how to start with iphone plugged in, and no need to get into recovery mode.
2. I clicked a setup by mistake. It was a setup for rhythmbox everytime I plugin iphone the rhythmbox shows up. I want to cancel it but I cant find where to set it again.
I'm trying to move a mysql 5.1.50-community InnoDB database from one location to another.When starting the service I get:Starting MySQL.Manager of pid-file quit without updating file [FAILED]I've searched for a way to do this but I can only find people who describe what I've just done.
All this started when I decided to upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. Now Windows XP gives me a blank screen and doesnt run. I have tried a bunch of things but didnt help. I also clean installed Ubuntu 9.10 into a new partition and removed the deleted the other partition.
1. Windows XP on sda1 wont start from grub2 (version 1.97-beta4). 2. I can access the windows partition from Linux and see all the files. 3. When I boot using windows cd, and go to recovery mode it doesnt list Windows XP. 4. From windows Recovery mode when I try "diskpart" it says no partitions in c drive.
I have just done a fresh network install on SUSE on a new HP Proliant ML115 server. The install seemed to go OK, but on rebooting after the install I get a shell logon/prompt -- no GUI. Have tried reinstalling with the same result. If I try to run startkde I get a message that says "$DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server."
My laptop is a Core 2 Centrino and i installed OpenSUSE 11.3 i586 on it recently. I tried to install the graphic card's driver using this instruction:ATI Installer HOWTO for openSUSE usersafter installation was done, i restarted the system but during the boot, where the openSUSE appears, the screen went black and nothing happened afterward untill i turned of the system manually.i tried again and same result, so i logged in with failsafe and un-installed those packages, now the system boots successfully, but it boots to the terminal instead of the desktop. i might have removed the X server package or something important.now that i have access to terminal and i can log in, i thought i can do something with it and solve it this way rather than re-installing the whole OS.he graphic card is :ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, if anyone knows how to the driver for this card, please let me know how to.
My laptop is a Core 2 Centrino and i installed OpenSUSE 11.3 i586 on it recently. I tried to install the graphic card's driver using this instruction: ATI Installer HOWTO for openSUSE users after installation was done, i restarted the system but during the boot, where the openSUSE appears, the screen went black and nothing happened afterward untill i turned of the system manually. i tried again and same result, so i logged in with failsafe and un-installed those packages, now the system boots successfully, but it boots to the terminal instead of the desktop. i might have removed the X server package or something important. now that i have access to terminal and i can log in, i thought i can do something with it and solve it this way rather than re-installing the whole OS.the graphic card is :
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, if anyone knows how to the driver for this card, please let me know how to.
I finally got my new internal hdd for my laptop. I plugged it in and installed windows 7 64 bit. Then I partitioned my external hdd (WD mybook 640gb), and installed ubuntu 9.1 on a 200gb partition of it. The problem is that I didn't unplug the internal hdd before I installed ubuntu. Now the computer will not start unless I have the external hard drive plugged in.
So what should I do so that I will be able to go into windows 7 normally if the external hdd is unplugged? I would also like to be able to use ubuntu when I plug in the external hdd. I wouldn't mind having to go to the boot menu and choosing the external hard drive every time I wanted to use ubuntu.
The reason I partitioned the external hard drive was because it has a lot more space than my 250gb internal hdd, and I also wanted to leave space open to use as was intended, to back up stuff.
However, now that I think about it, I wouldn't mind partitioning the internal hdd and just leaving the external blank (which I should have done in the first place).
I installed Karmic on an older PC I had laying around, and the only trouble I am having is with screen resolution. It uses an old ATI chipset (onboard) for video, and it doesn't seem to do EDID correctly, so I can't display anything higher than 800x600. I have tried creating an xorg.conf, but it's still not working. How can I tell Xorg to ignore the fact it can't detect a widescreen monitor and display something larger than 800x600? I noticed the log says the sync's are out of range, but I am not sure how to fix it.
In Ubuntu 9.10, I was successfully able to use my Pinnacle Dazzle DVC 100 (a cheap USB analog video capture device). I use it for backing up old video that is stored on tapes, and it isn't working with my current install of Ubuntu 10.04. When I plug the device in, it should be detected and the em28xx module should be loaded. This fails and /var/log/messages has the following:
Code: Sep 25 16:13:18 kernel: [1196215.111898] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 20 Sep 25 16:13:18 kernel: [1196215.266097] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
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I am running Debian-Squeeze with apache2. However, apache2 doesn't start at boot time, even though there is of course the required script in init.d. I can start it later on using "/etc/init.d/apache2 start". I have checked the configuration with "apachectl configtest" - giving the answer "Syntax ok". How do I get it to start automatically at boot time?
When I was using polipo on Ubuntu, it automatically start at system boot. Now I'm using opensuse, I installed polipo from the repository, however, I have to manually start it by using "sudo polipo". If root privilege is not given, polipo won't work correctly. What should I do to make it start at boot automatically?
a friend told me to creat /etc/boot.local, with code...
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I don't think leaving a keyboard & mouse plugged in is going to be domestically acceptable.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how to restore lirc functionality?