[rescue] Running X on Headless Server??????

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Sep 27 12:10:09 CDT 2003

On Saturday, September 27, 2003, at 11:15 AM, Kevin Lee wrote:
> When I fire up my SS20 via Serial Console I notice that X dies.. I
> guess becuase it cant find the keyboard. (there is not anything 
> plugged in)
> How can I keep X running so i can login:
> issue an xhost+mycomputer
> and then xterm ?

   You're trying to run the X server, which you don't need in order to 
do what you want to do.  Just don't start it in the first place.  Do 

local_machine$ xhost headless_machine
local_machine$ telnet headless_machine
headless_machine$ export DISPLAY=local_machine:0.0
headless_machine$ xterm &


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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