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Old 06-06-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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headless linux with X and intel driver


Hello,
I am trying to create a Fedora 8 box without monitor attached.
The problem: X server does not want to start with intel driver (without monitor). It starts with vesa driver no problem.
Does anyone know how xorg.conf can be modified to solve this problem (to work with intel driver but without monitor).

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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If you don't have a monitor, why do you need the intel driver? If you access the site remotely, such as using "ssh -X", the xorg server in that case is running on the computer with the ssh client.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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I know ... but unfortunately intel driver is a requirement in my case..
 
Old 06-07-2008, 06:04 PM   #4
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Do you have physical access to the server? I am wondering if you have a problem that would exist even with a monitor.

You might want to post the parts of your xorg.conf file dealing with the monitor, the device, and which modules are loaded.

Also search on google with the terms of your exact intel device and "headless" and "xorg.conf". I'm sure there are a number of headless servers with an i810 compatible intel chipset.

Read through the log and look for (EE) entries.

Also read the intel810.txt file in the kernel source. It gives options you can use with the driver and examples on how to configure options. There are three ways; kernel boot options, modprobe.conf options, or a line in xorg.conf.

There is also an xorg.conf option to allow the xserver to start without a keyboard. If this is a headless server, that usually indicates that it is also keyboardless.

Good Luck!

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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xorg.conf is the most basic, automatically generated for vesa dirver - i substitute 'vesa' for 'intel' - the former works, the later does not.
Xorg log errors:
(EE) intel(0): No valid modes
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found
 
  


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