DavePlummer wrote:I just disconnected the keyboard and monitor from my Linux Mint 14 desktop, and started the machine. I logged into it via ssh from a laptop, and could see that it booted successfully and mdm, the display manager, was running, waiting for someone to log in. Linux Mint boots just fine without a monitor. Installing and setting up a vnc server should accomplish your goal. I've found no comprehensive documentation on setting up vnc server on Linux Mint, but the Arch Linux forum and Ubuntu Community documentation both have extensive articles on the subject. They might provide some insight into why your attempt to use tightvncserver didn't work.
Which version do you have? My machine (cinnamon) latest mint version, does not go past boot.
In the meantime I've tried ubuntu server, but getting tightvnc to start up at boot isn't as easy as it seems, and support of ubuntu is also dreadfull...
I'm about 5 minutes away of installing windows on it... although I like Mint Linux very much as a desktop.
I'll reïnstall mint linux and check if mdm is running when there's no monitor attached.
I believe i got the same error as this one: http://i50.tinypic.com/j73ry8.jpg
Thank you for your replies,