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Re: [opensuse] Headless X-Server ?
On 12/06/2011 06:33 AM, Andreas wrote:
Hi,

how can I configure a headless X-Server ?
The PC should provide graphical logins from outside, e.g. VNC, but it shouldn't change into graphic mode itself even in runlevel 5.

Motivation: Opensuse 12.1 has issues with the onboard graphics, even though older releases work. So either the driver doesn't support my rather common AMD chipset or the chip is damaged. Textmode works btw.
Because I don't sit berfore the machine often it was sufficient that it supports VNC.
As soon as it changes to graphic there are distortions and the mousepointer is frosen.
VNC works anyway, though.
I don't think anything more than setting the default run level to init 3 is required.

Either;

1) Edit /etc/inittab and change 5 to 3 as show below;

# The default runlevel is defined here
id:3:initdefault:

or

2) Computer -> Yast -> System Services -> Expert Mode -> Uncheck 5 -> OK!

Most, if not all services (with the exception of gdm/x) run in level 3 and 5 so you should not loose and functionality from the system.


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