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Can I get Ubuntu 12.04 to boot in to Unity with no screen attached

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Hey guys,

 

I currently have my Canary Red rig running as a multi-purpose server running Ubuntu 12.04.  I use the built-in Transmisison Torrent client and like using VNC Viewer to manage the server so I don't have to leave an SSH terminal open on my phone or laptop when running big scripts.

 

I'm not sure if this problem is Ubuntu itself, or the Nvidia 7300GS I'm using as a GPU, but if I don't have a monitor connected to the GPU, Ubuntu will not auto-login to my account.  This means all my start-up applications won't start, and I can't use VNC Viewer.

 

Is there a way to forcefully log in to Unity and create a dummy desktop so that all my programs start, and VNC Viewer can be used?

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CHILZ - Lan Rig
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CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X3480 Asus Maximus III Gene AMD 7950 Mushkin Redline 2133 MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 120 GB OCZ Solid 3 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Spotswood Small Tech Station Tt e-Sports Saphira Monoprice XXL Yamaha R-S300 + JVC Bookshelfs 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
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Hey guys,

I currently have my Canary Red rig running as a multi-purpose server running Ubuntu 12.04.  I use the built-in Transmisison Torrent client and like using VNC Viewer to manage the server so I don't have to leave an SSH terminal open on my phone or laptop when running big scripts.

I'm not sure if this problem is Ubuntu itself, or the Nvidia 7300GS I'm using as a GPU, but if I don't have a monitor connected to the GPU, Ubuntu will not auto-login to my account.  This means all my start-up applications won't start, and I can't use VNC Viewer.

Is there a way to forcefully log in to Unity and create a dummy desktop so that all my programs start, and VNC Viewer can be used?
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I don't have to leave an SSH terminal open on my phone or laptop when running big scripts.

Just run them in the background ./thescript.sh &

I have some desktop thing thats compatable with windows remote desktop on my ubuntu server ill have a look what it is. (http://www.xrdp.org/)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/14/12 at 9:54am
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Just run them in the background ./thescript.sh &

I have some desktop thing thats compatable with windows remote desktop on my ubuntu server ill have a look what it is.

 

Okay, thanks for that, much appreciated.

CHILZ - Lan Rig
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CANARY - Main Rig
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CADILLAC - HTPC
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Intel Xeon X3480 Asus Maximus III Gene AMD 7950 Mushkin Redline 2133 MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 120 GB OCZ Solid 3 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Spotswood Small Tech Station Tt e-Sports Saphira Monoprice XXL Yamaha R-S300 + JVC Bookshelfs 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
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Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
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2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
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CHILZ - Lan Rig
(17 items)
 
CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X3480 Asus Maximus III Gene AMD 7950 Mushkin Redline 2133 MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 120 GB OCZ Solid 3 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Spotswood Small Tech Station Tt e-Sports Saphira Monoprice XXL Yamaha R-S300 + JVC Bookshelfs 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
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