start Xserver with disconnected display

Paul Menzel paulepanter at
Fri Sep 4 00:42:58 PDT 2009

Dear list,

Am Mittwoch, den 22.04.2009, 11:38 +0200 schrieb Paul Menzel:
> if I understand it correctly the Xserver does not start, if it finds no
> connected display. At least it is this way for the intel driver I
> think¹.
> Is there an option to disable this autodetection and start up
> nevertheless if the parameters for the display are provided via
> xorg.conf?
> Would such an option have to be implemented for the Xserver or each
> video driver seperately?

Due to this message on intel-gfx [1] I found out, that there is a
feature request open in Bugzilla and a patch for it attached [2].

How do we get this applied?

> ¹ It gets checked for example in i830_crt.c
> static xf86OutputStatus i830_crt_detect(xf86OutputPtr output)
> and returns XF86OutputStatusConnected or XF86OutputStatusDisconnected.



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