[mythtv-users] How can I get my monitorless backend to start up

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Fri Apr 17 21:53:25 UTC 2009

On Fri, April 17, 2009 2:50 pm, freedenizen wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Steve V <olivuts at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> thanks for the quick answer, I tried the BIOS change it made no
>> difference.
>> The boot process is getting past the BIOS, I am pretty sure that the
>> change
>> I need to make is something in the X configuration.
>> I'll try gdm once I get the backend fully started without a monitor.
> My guess is that X is trying to probe the monitor DDC info, failing,
> and then exiting.  Is there anything in the Xorg logs?

And/or if it's nvidia, it disables any outputs that don't have a monitor
attached so X would never start even if you told it to ignore EDID.

There is a way to run VNC without X running, but I forget how to do it as
I use XDMCP, which was designed for exactly this situation - no local
graphics hardware, but remote graphics display.

Yan Seiner, PE

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