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Re: boot fails without VGA connected

On Mar 02 10:08:38, wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 2. März 2017, 09:38:13 CET schrieben Sie:
> > This is 7.0.2/i386 on an old HP Compaq d530 (dmesg below).
> > 
> > The machine boots and seems to work just fine,
> > except if the monitor is not connected - in that case,
> > the boot sequence ends like this
> > (lame jpeg, cereal not set up yet, sorry):
> > 
> >
> > 
> > That's where a successful boot continues with
> > 
> >   intelfb0 at i915drmkms0
> >   i915drmkms0: info: registered panic notifier
> >   intelfb0: framebuffer at 0xdb7fc000, size 1920x1080, depth 32, stride 7680
> just a small shot in the dark:
> ...may be this (disabling i915* at boot) helps you:

Instead of disabling i915, I disabled just the i915drmkms
with the following line added to /boot.cfg:

	userconf=disable i915drmkms

Now it boots without a monitor attached - thank you.

> but if you rely on the i915 i darkly remember that there was / are older 
> versions of the i915  (X11) driver within pkgsrc or so which may help 

X still works (i.e. startx gets me into X), although
the resolution used is not the perfect match that the drmkms did.

> (depending from what you really need on that machine).

What I really need is to ssh remotely and write C programs,
so X is not really a concern. I just need the machine to boot headless.

	Thanks again,


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