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Old 10-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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GUI used whenever there is a graphics card?

I'm an utter newbie with Linux and I'm curious if the GUI is always used for any pc that has a graphics card? I thought that servers avoided using a GUI but it would still make sense to have a local console. What is usually done with a server? Thanks.
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Prime example is my server - I keep it headless, and when I need to do maintenance, I SSH into into. Yes, the motherboard has onboard VGA, but I rmmod'd the intel drivers so it is using less resources. Plus, it keeps everything simple.
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Ok, I'm experimenting with Fedora and Ubuntu. On Fedora I discovered that there is a link named default.user which points to the desired wakeup. It was set to point to the file which launches the GUI, but when changed to point to it allows the pc monitor to wake up as a terminal. Is this in any way a reasonable or standard method to use for servers? Thanks

Or is the line that GRUB uses to launch the preferred place where the wakeup option is specified?

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Or is the line that GRUB uses to launch the preferred place where the wakeup option is specified?
I'm pretty sure you can edit grub.conf to specify your desired default boot. I seem to have to remember doing that because my video card wasn't working. Just be careful and read up on what you're doing because an improperly configured grub.conf file can be very problematic.


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