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Old 03-20-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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Headless, error on XOpendisplay

Hi everyone,

I succeeded in setting up a serial console for my linux box. this was a chore because my serial console (a laptop running windows and hyperterminal) did not have a serial port so i had to use a usb/serial converter. I had to recompile the kernel to include support for the serial console.

Now I get this error every few seconds, and I wonder if anyone can shed light:

Mar 20 11:57:10 localhost kdm[1494]: IO Error in XOpenDisplay
Mar 20 11:57:10 localhost kdm[1461]: Display :0 cannot be opened
Mar 20 11:57:10 localhost kdm[1461]: Display :0 is being disabled (restarting t

I have run vncserver and connected to the desktop just fine. I don't have a monitor or keyboard attached. this started happening after i recompiled the kernel i think.

thanks in advance



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