Forcing use of non-existant display?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Feb 11 17:20:04 UTC 2008

j2 at wrote:
>    I have a Kubuntu-based MythTV-system (Mythbuntu). I use a GS7300
> video card connected to my LG LCD-TV.
>    However, i have noticed that if the TV is not turned on when i boot
> my system, i get no video, and X complains about display not found.

I don't know if this will work for an Nvidia card, but for an (old) ATI 
card with TV out one could connect a 75 Ohm resistor in parallel to the 
output. Then the TV out signal was always available, independent from the 
power state of the TV.


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