Getting X to init corectly W/O a monitor conected

stan stanb at
Thu Aug 27 20:43:03 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:22:38PM +0200, Hermann J. Beckers wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 27 August 2009 schrieb stan:
> ...
> > aFair enough question. here is the rest of the story. The purpose of this
> > amchine is to be a VirtualBox host f an XP machine. We VNC to the XP
> > machine to do work. XP comes up in an unusable res/color depth if X is not
> > correct, when it starts. Too bad we can't run XP headless.
> Why don't you start a VNC session with a reasonabel resolution on the remote 
> and in this VNC session you could start the VirtualBox session. Should work 
> because you have a defined X environment.

Interesting idea. It's a little different, in that emote users conecting
will get a full Ubuntu desktop, where as in teh present config, which runs
the VNC server uder XP, users just get teh XP desktop.

Might take a bit more training for the suers, but it could be a better way
of doing it.
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