[plug] Ubuntu 12.04 headless with nvidia

Onno Benschop onno at itmaze.com.au
Thu Jul 12 12:37:37 WST 2012

I wonder if you can install a headless server and then install the meta
ubuntu-desktop package and bypass all of this.

On 12/07/2012 11:12 AM, "Leon Wright" <techman83 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Shanon Loughton <autobot at iinet.net.au>wrote:
>> Thanks guys
>> Im in a situation where I can't attach a monitor at the moment at site.
>> I think the answer is a properly configured xorg.conf but still not sure
>> how in 12.04.
>> Yes traditional VNC doesnt need a display 0.  However Im experimenting
>> with TurboVNC and VirtualGL and it needs a display 0 to render GLX commands
>> on, then pass to display 1 which is my VNC display.
>> I want avoid nouveau driver for now unless I really get stuck with Nvidia
>> binary -  I dont think thats the problem, but rather X/gnome/unity whatever
>> is.
>> cheers
>> Shanon
> I'm not sure whether it would work, but have you tried remote X ssh
> forwarding and running the nvidia config? The yast2 gui is pretty nice so I
> quite often launch it via ssh instead of dealing with RDP -> VMware Vsphere
> client or logging into the web page and using the flash based console
> client.
> Leon
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