Setting up X without a monitor

Thomas Ward tward at
Sat Dec 1 01:56:10 EST 2001

Hi, I am afraid you won't be able to do this. X-windows requires specific
settings from your vidio card and from the monitor. The designers assumed
that you would be using a monitor with your computer, and thus x requires a
monitor and mouse or it will fail.
At least this has been my experience. I've successfully setup x, but in each
case if the monitor wasn't present x didn't load.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor Tsaran" <tsar at>
To: "Speakup List" <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 5:09 AM
Subject: Setting up X without a monitor

> Hello, listers!
> I do not have a monitor attached to my computer, it just so happened. As a
> result, every time I attempt to configure X, the procedure fails. How am I
> to tell X to ignore the monitor?
> Best regards,
> Victor
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