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Re: X11 without a connected screen

Hello Mario,

Mario Lang <mlang@debian.org> wrote on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 02:44:28PM +0100:
>Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> writes:
>> Odd Martin Baanrud, le Sun 13 Feb 2011 22:47:05 +0100, a écrit :
>>> At 15:45 12.02.2011, you wrote:
>>> >It looks like Xorg having troubles with starting.
>>> >BTW, do you have a physical screen attached to your desktop?
>>> Nope.
>>> I don't have place for it on my desk.
>>> :-)
>> Please try to connect it.  X driver developpers are not aware that it
>> can be useful to start X without a physical screen attached.
>I've noticed this behaviour at least at one point in the past.
>I think we should follow up on this and try to raise awareness upstream,
>or at least file a bug for it in our bts.
I also think that this is important.
But on my old machine, I've run Debian Squeeze, X and Orca without a
physical screen connected. I'm not sure why this worked, but it did.
Maybe it depends on the driver.

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