Getting X to init corectly W/O a monitor conected

Fred Roller froller at
Thu Aug 27 18:56:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 14:38 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
> Obligatory old school question.  What is wrong with killing X and
> using
> the command line?  I mean, do you run remote X sessions from SSH to
> manage the system instead of just learning the CLI?
> If it's in a rack connected to a KVM, how often will you actually
> access
> the box from the KVM compared to a good old SSH session?
> Granted, this doesn't fix your problem, but it just amazes me that X
> just /has/ to be running even for konsole or yakuake sessions.
> Sigh.

OP mentioned the reason...

If it matters, this machine actually starts 2 different X servers, [the]
default on, and one on a [different] tty that is used as an
[environment] for a VirtulBox session, so whatever I do
should probably be global to all X sessions.

Could still control the from the ssh relieving the need for one of the
X-sessions.  But the Vbox would still need one.
Fred R.

"Life is like Linux - simple; if you are fighting it, you are doing
something wrong."

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