I have been looking for a solution for the following problem for a while to no avail. Neither google nor the search here have offered any relevant solution. Therefore, I would be happy if the community could offer a solution. Is there any way to run the linux mint without a monitor attached (i.e.. headless)? It boots and automatically logs in, however, I could connect only using the command line and ssh. The VNC connection via the Vino-server cannot be established. If I connect the monitor and reboot, I could easily use my VNC connection (or if I reboot with the monitor attached and detach the monitor once the system up and running). It can go to sleep and awake thereafter without any problems. However, a reboot without a monitor kills everthing and once again the monitor needs to be fetched and attached.
I could guess, many might wonder why am I using a desktop without a monitor - just for testing and learning purposes, I would say. Using my laptop / tablets and other desktops, I could easily share the linux's desktop, and therefore I do not want any additional monitor standing there. Ok, many issues could be sorted out by using the command line, however, I mostly find it easier to deal with the desktop.
Nevertheless, I just cannot believe that linux does not allow this. I do it with Win 7, Os X without any problems.
Could you please help if this is doable (without any soldering to fake the computer think that a monitor is attached)?
ps: I tried the solutions offered for earlier Ubuntu versions (like creating a new xorg config file (etc/X11/xorg.conf / disabling KMS for Intel graphics / updating the /etc/default/saned file to say RUN=yes). None of these have worked.
Last edited by aikku61
on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.