[gnome] Boot 9.10 without monitor connected

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I have a self made media pc with an onboard intel graphics card. Because I was not able to mirror the screen (1280x1024) to a TV with automatic rescaling, I bought a small device that can do this for me. Unfortunately the VGA connector of it is not fully wired. This means that the system thinks, that no monitor is connected. If I plug that thing in after gnome has booted completely, everything works fine. But - of course - I want it to be connected all the time. So I do need to be able to start the xserver and gnome without automatically search for a monitor. I tried some tips I found here but I had no success. What I tried: create a xorg.conf that works with X in Ubuntu 9.10 Remove all but the one resolution I need. Add Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT" Linux will not boot and is not accessable by vnc. Even ping does not response. Do you have an idea how I can tell the xserver to do what i want without caring about connected devices? [edit:] After booting the computer I can see GRUB on both screens. The system freezes with with a blanc screen (no VGA signal) after GRUB loads linux. Best regards, marleaux (Hardware)