Setting up X without a monitor
chuckh at mhonline.net
Sat Dec 1 06:55:05 EST 2001
What if you lie to X? Must the monitor be turned on to use X, or merely
connected? What if you get the video card parameters right but just
provide any old arbitrary data for the monitor and then never turn it
on? Would that work?
On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Thomas Ward wrote:
> 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 sylaba.poznan.pl>
> To: "Speakup List" <speakup at speech.braille.uwo.ca>
> 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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